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Captain 3. M. Immjrr 

Captain J. M. Bowyer graduated from the Naval Academy in 1874, and was 
commissioned ensign in 1875. After performing duty on the European station, on 
the Great Lakes, and in the Pacific, he returned for a tour of duty at the Academy, 
1891-94. During the war with Spain he was executive of the Princeton and on 
patrol duty off the Cuban coast. Later, he participated in the suppression of the 
Philippine insurrection and the Boxer outbreak. In 1906 he commanded the Marines 
ashore in Panama. As captain of the Illinois he made the cruise around the world. 
Afterwards he commanded the Connecticut. From time to time he has had important 
assignments to duty ashore, such as Assistant Superintendent of the Naval Gun 
Factory in 1905, and aid to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1907. In 1909 he 
became Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy. 




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Commander Coontz graduated from the Naval Academy in 1885. After his two 
years cruise he was commissioned an ensign. Subsequently he performed further duty 
afloat, notably in command of the Sitkoh Bay Relief Expedition in 1890, and on board 
the Michigan, making a survey of the Detroit River. Later, he performed duty in the 
Pacific, was present at the capture of Guam, at the fall of Manila, and on board the 
Charleston took part in the suppression of the Philippine Insurrection. After duty as execu- 
tive officer of the school ship Enterprise his cruises were all in Pacific waters. As executive 
of the Nebraska he made part of the long cruise of the fleet. In September, 1909, he 
returned to the Naval Academy as Officer in Charge of Buildings and Grounds and in 
August, 1910, was made Commandant of Midshipmen. 




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Ube Xuchie Bao Staff 



Roger Warde Paine, Editor-in-Chief. 

Ellis Spencer Stone, Assistant Editor-in-Chief. 

Paul Frederick Foster, Business Manager. 

Bert Maxwell Snyder, Assistant Business Manager. 
John McFall Sylvester, Assistant Business Manager. 

Milton Hudson Anderson, Art Editor. 

Scott Douglas McCaughey, Assistant Art Editor. 
James Carroll Byrnes, Jr., Assistant Art Editor. 

Joseph Leroy Nielson, Photographic Editor. 

John Richard Peterson, Jr., Assistant Photographic Editor. 

Beirne Saunders Bullard, Athletics. 
Daniel Judson Callaghan, Athletics. 

Richard Stockton Field, Humor. 
Frank Edwin Preston Uberroth, Humor. 

Associate Editors. 
Vincent Meyer, 

Glenn Fletcher Howell, 

Everett Dole Capehart, 

Frank Sanderson Craven, 

William Donnison Fold, 
Harry William Stark. 




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Lieut. -Comdr. Harris Lanning, U. S. N. 
Lieut. -Comdr. E. P. Jessop, U. S. N. 
Lieut. -Comdr. A. Buchanan, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant G. W. Steele, Jr., U. S. N. 
Lieutenant J. M. Enochs, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant F. H. Poteet, U. S. N. 
Surgeon J. A. Murphy, U. S. N. 



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Zhe Department of Discipline 



IS MIGHT be expected, we have more to do with this Depart- 
ment than any other at the Academy. For the maintenance 

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of discipline the Brigade is divided into four Divisions, each 
under an officer of this Department. It is the duty of these 
officers to inspect the rooms of the midshipmen in their own 
division, attend to the conduct reports, requests, and so forth; 
in general, to govern the conduct and action of their Divisions 
in a manner similar to the division system on board our 
ships. These officers take turn in performing the duty of 
officer-in-charge, having, when on duty, general charge of 
the entire building in the same way that an officer of the 
deck has charge of a ship. The most important work of the 
Department is rather intangible, being to develop in us the 
qualities of zeal, energy, judgment, thoroughness and prompt- 
ness of action — the qualities essential to the proper perform- 
ance of our duty as future officers of the Navy. The various 
drills and practical exercises under the Department are to train us in the discharge of respon- 
sibilities and to give us practice in the exercise of command. The entire course in 
physical training is under this Department. This includes all forms of gymnasium work, field 
and track sports, swimming and sailing, and all athletic contests and exhibitions. The various drills 
in artillery and infantry are held under discipline officers. 




Comdr. C. B. McVay, Jr. 



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IIINWI I.. B. PORTERFIELD, U. S. N. 
iUTENANT J. 1'. LANNON, U. S. N. 
2UTENANT W. D. PuLESTON, V. S. N. 

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Zhe ^Department of Seamanship 




COiMDR. B. K. HUTCHISON. 



MIS is one of the technical subjects taken up in Second Class year. 
The first text hook used is the Boat Book of the U. S. Navy. 
In this we stud)' the handling of the boats of a ship under sail, 
oars and steam, boats in a seaway, general principles of sailing, 
the rules of the road as applied to sailing vessels, b at salutes, 
the systems of signaling, and so forth. Later on. Knight's 
Seamanship is studied. Idle course then becomes more general, 
including a study of the rigging and handling of a sailing vessel, 
the process of manufacture of rope, chain, and anchors, the 
uses of blocks and tackles, together with such practical subjects 
as the lowering of a boat in heavy weather, rescuing man over- 
board, the steering of steamers, towing, and the rescuing of the 
crew of a wreck. By the use of excellent models in the Sea- 
manship Building, and by the actual handling of boats at drill 
a very clear understanding of the work covered by the text- 
books is gained. During the summer cruises we have duties as 
officers of the deck, boat officers, helmsmen, signalmen and leadsmen, and then have excel- 
lent opportunity for learning to apply what we have studied. Toward the end of Second Class 
year Tactical Signal Books are loaned us, and the course in signals is then completed. In First 
Class year the work becomes of a deeper nature, involving a study of the manoeuvring of a ship 
singly and in formation, formations and evolutions, battle tactics, tactical problems, and the 
problems of chasing, intercepting, searching and scouting. The text-book used is Grant's 
School of the Ship. Later in the first term Brittain's Elements of Naval Warfare is studied. 
This is a purely theoretical subject, dealing with the general consideration of naval warfare. 
Then comes the study of such parts of the Navy Regulations as relate to the rank, command 
and duty of officers, the honors paid to officials and to officers of high rank, and the particular 
duties of the officer of the deck and the divisional officers. Finally, we have a course in Inter- 
national Law with particular reference to that part which concerns the Navy, together with 
Military Law, dealing with the subject of Boards, Courts of Inquiry, and Summary and General 
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Lieutenant C. R.'Kear, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant H. T. Winston, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant F. I). Berrien, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant W. W. Galbraith, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant W. T. Conn, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant L. H; Lacy, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant W. R. Van Auken, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant M. K. Metcalf, U. S. N. 
Ensign J. H. Ingram, U. S. N. 

Chief Gunner J. Donald, U. S. N. 

Chief Gunner J. J. Murray, U. S. N. 

SwORDMASTER A. J. CORBESIER. 

Assistant, George Heintz, Jr. 
Assistant, L. Fournon. 
Assistant, A. Bartoli. 



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TLbc ^Department of ©rbnance anb (5unner\> 




COMDR. L. M. NULTON. 



ME primary object of the Navy being to destroy an enemy, this 
subject is a most important one. Our first work, in Second 
Class year, is on the landing force, using The Landing Force 
and Small Arms Instructions as a text book. In this we learn 
of the organization and the handling of the crews of a ship for 
service on land as infantry or field artillery. The study is 
general enough to include, besides the mechanical manoeuvring 
of troops, subjects such as first aid to the wounded, camping 
and camp hygiene, patrols, ceremonies, and the method of con- 
ducting small arms target practice. After this we study ship 
and gun drills. Under this comes the organization of gun 
crews, drills for various types of guns, emergency drills, the 
inspection, marking and stowage of ammunition, torpedo drills 
and the methods of conducting physical exercises. Later in the 
year a general text-book on ordnance is studied. In this we 
take up guns and mounts and the process of manufacture, ex- 
plosives of all kinds, manufacture, use and stowage; armor, its manufacture, disposition and the 
method of securing it to a ship ; magazines, location and care ; ammunition, hoists, and a 
general description of mine fields. In First Class year the confidential pamphlets on service 
torpedoes are studied. These give us an accurate description of all parts and their functions, 
the care of torpedoes and mines, and the use of each. We then take up Alger's Elastic 
Strength of Guns, covering the calculations of strains to which guns are sub- 
jected in firing and the strength of material necessary to stand these strains. Exterior Ballis- 
tics is the next subject, covering the motion of projectiles, the computation and use of ballistic 
tables, the derivation of formulae for the correction of errors of fire and the penetration of pro- 
jectiles. The last work is in gunnery instructions, giving us the methods of training crews, spot- 
ting shells at target practice and the scheme of fire control. All during the course practical exer- 
cises with service materiel supplement the book work. Included in this practical work are small 
arms target practice and fencing. Spotting and fire control are taught by our actually using guns 
and targets, on a reduced scale, faithfully reproducing target practice conditions. 



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LlEUTENANT-COMDR. C. W. COLE, U. S. N. 

Lieutenant F. J .Horne, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant C. P. Snvder, U. S. N. 

LIEUTENANT E. P. SvARZ, U. S. N. 

Lieutenant S. Gannon, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant J. C. Townsend, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant W. W. Smyth, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant I'. I'. Bassett, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant C. C. Soule, Jr., U. S. N. 
Ensign D. L. Howard. U. S. N. 



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Zhe Department of navigation 



N POINT of practical value of subject mailer learned, this is 
probably the must important Department at the Academy. The 
subject, known familiarly to us as Nav, is first taken up in 
the second term of Second Class year. White's Astronomy is 
studied with the idea of having' us get a general idea of the solar 
system, the causes of seasons, cause of tides, eclipses, phases of 
the moon and other phenomena. Toward the end of the term 
Navigation in its true sense is started, our text book being 
Muir, with Bowditch's Tables, Nautical Almanacs, and Azimuth 
Tables as auxiliaries. The instruments used in navigation — 
compass, log and lead, sextant, artificial horizon, pelorus, 
chronometer, and so forth, together with the various methods 
of chart construction, the instruments used in chart work, and 
the meaning of chart terms, are studied and used practically. 
Elementary methods of fixing the position of a vessel both at 
sea and near land are studied so as to give us some knowledge 
of navigation with which to start on the practical work of first class cruise. On the cruise, 
each First Classman is required each day to take sights, and thereby fix the position of the ship 
at noon, to determine the course and distance made good since noon of the day 
before, the direction and strength of the currents encountered, and the course and 
distance to the point of destination. The various methods of fixing the ship's position 
are learned practically so that in First Class year the mathematical explanations are much more 
tangible than they would otherwise be. The three weekly recitations are on theoretical work, in- 
terspersed with practical examples. On Saturday mornings throughout the year two hour prac- 
tical works are given, in general, covering the work of the week. From time to time chart work 
is given, courses and distances being laid down aad taken off as in practice at sea. Nearly all of 
the examinations are thoroughly practical. In the second term the Theory of Compass Devia- 
tions is studied and the various methods of compensation with their mathematical explanations 
taken up. The course also includes the elements of surveying. At the end of the year each 
First Classman constructs a complete chart of a portion of the Severn River from data obtained 
during the spring drill periods by surveying parties of midshipmen. 



COMDR. G. R. MARVELL. 



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JFJJT.-CoMMANDER H. N. JliNSON, U. S. N. 
JEUT.-COM MANDER W. B. WELLS, U. S. N. 

jeut. G. W. Danforth, U. S. N. (Retired). 

JTCUTENANT J. S. GRAHAM, U. S. N. 

jeutenant E. B. Larimer, U. S. N. 

JEUTENANT J. J. HANNIGAN, U. S. N. 
JEUTENANT G. W. S. CaSTLE, U. S. N. 
.JEUTENANT F. C. MARTIN, U. S. N. 
JEUTENANT O. C. DOWLING, U. S. N. 
JEUTENANT C. VV. EARLY, U. S. N. 
JEUTENANT E. P. FlNNEY, IT. S. N. 
JEUTENANT W. J. GlLES, U. S. N. 
JEUTENANT R. A. DAWES, U. S. N. 
JEUTENANT C. CLAUDE, U. S. N. 
JEUTENANT H. A. STUART, U. S. N. 
JEUTENANT R. F. DlLLON, U. S. N. 
JEUTENANT J. J. McCRACKEN, U. S. N. 

Prof. T. W. Johnson, U. S. N. A. 

Chief Machinist W. R. Scofield, U. S. N. 

Machinist C. Gibson, LI. S. N. 



Zhc ^Department of flfoarine Engineering anb 

IHaval Construction 



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CAPTAIN F. W. DARTLETT. 



MIS Department, known in the Academy vernacular as Steam, 
is like the poor — always with us. In Fourth Class year we have 
Mechanical Drawing, together with so much of descriptive 
geometry, as given in Bartlett and Johnson's text book, as is 
necessary to give us a clear understanding of the methods of 
projection and of the development of surfaces. In Third 
Class year, during the first term, our work is in Machine Draw- 
ing, free hand sketches being required of all models. In the 
second term we study Mechanical Processes, using Barton's 
text book. This subject covers the making of patterns, forgings 
and castings, the manufacture of iron and steel and the machin- 
ing of metal with all machinery used. In Second Class year, 
during the first term, we have Naval Boilers and Elements of 
Mechanism. Under Boilers, we study the various service types 
and the care and management of boilers in general. In Mech- 
anisms we learn the different methods of transmitting motion — 
by links, belts, gears, cams and so forth, the mathematical as 
well as the practical part of the subject being covered. In the 
second term the work is in Barton's Naval Engines and Machin- 
ery, giving us a knowledge of engines and their auxiliaries, the method of organizing 
the engineering force of a ship and the care and handling of machinery. In First 
Class year during the first term two subjects are studied. The first is Naval Con- 
struction, using Robinson's text-book. In this we get a general knowledge of the method of de- 
signing and building ships, including all the calculations involved. The other subject is Experi- 
mental Engineering, from Holmes' Notes. This gives descriptions of the various measurements, 
instruments, and tests used in engineering. After this we study Barton's Internal Combustion 
Engines, covering all types of internal combustion engines of any practical value. In the second 
term Naval Engines is again taken up, together with Machine Design, the latter subject in- 
volving all the calculations for the size of various parts of an engine. A great deal of practical 
work is given, the laboratories and shops being most completely equipped with the most up-to-date 
machinery that can be obtained. During the winter drills we have work in the shops on the meth- 
ods of making, repairing, and testing machinery. The most valuable part of this Department's 
training is that given us while on the summer cruise, when we are detailed in the fire and engine 
rooms of the practice ships to perform the duties ordinarily given to enlisted men. 



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MATHEMATICS 

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MECHANICS 




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Lieutenant F. J. Horne, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant C. P. Snyder, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant E. P. Svarz, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant S. Gannon, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant W. K. Riddle, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant G. Darst, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant J. C. Townsend, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant W. W. Smyth, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant P. P. Bassett, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant C. C. Soule, Jr., U. S. N. 
Prof, of .Math. H. M. Hall, U. S. N. 
Pro'fi of Math. H. E. Smith, U. S. N. 
Prof, of Mati-i. D. M. Garrison, U. S. N. 
Prof, of Math. W. S. Harsi-iman, U. S. N. 
Prof, of Math. H. L. Rice. U. S. N. 
Prof. W. W. Johnson, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor A. Hall, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor P. CapRon, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor C. L. Leiper, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor W. J. King, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor C. W. Frederick, U. S. N. A. 



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Zhe ^Department of Mathematics anb Mechanics 




HIS is the only Department at the Academy having purely 
theoretical work. However, the great amount of more or less 
involved mathematics necessary in Navigation, in Marine En- 
gineering, in Electricity, in Ordnance, even in Seamanship, 
makes a thorough course in the subject imperative. Although 
geometry and algebra are required on the entrance examinations, 
they are rather rapidly reviewed during the first term of 
Fourth Class year. Brown and Capron's Practical Algebra, 
Brown's Graphic Algebra, and Baker's Elements of Solid 
Geometry, are used as text books. Second term work is in 
Brown's Graphic Algebra and in Brown's Trigonometry and 
Stereographic Projections. The last two subjects are studied 
very thoroughly to give a foundation for the navigation of 
Second and First Class years. In Third Class year we study 
Calculus, differential and integral. The entire year is spent 
on this subject on account of its practical use later in the course 
in such problems as finding the displacement of a ship. In the first term of Second Class year 
our work is in Mechanics, using Johnson's Mechanics as a text book. With this subject the 
course becomes a trifle more practical, dealing with .the mathematics of motions, 
friction, and resistances, the application of mechanical principles to simple machines 
and to instruments, and with kinematics and dynamics in general. Another valuable 
subject is that of Hydromechanics, which deals with the laws and die action of fluids at rest 
and in motion. In the second term we study Smith's Strength of Material. This is a math- 
ematical consideration of the method of finding the strain in any part of a structure or machine 
and the calculations for finding the size of parts. It includes the theory of structures, the strength 
and deflection of beams, the strain on rivets, and the proper spacing of rivets, and other subjects 
of a similar nature involving the calculation of stresses and strains. The practical application 
of most of the mathematics of Second Class year is given us in other departments, — notably Marine 
Engineering and Ordnance. 



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Lieut.-Comdr. Ralph Earle, U. S. N. 
Lieut.-Comdr. C. M. Tozer, U. S. N. 
Prop, oe Math. P. J. Dashiell, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant W. R. Sayles, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant J. W. Greenslade, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant C. T. Wade, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant W. Bertholf, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant J. A. Campbell, Jr., U. S. N. 
Lieutenant H. D. Cooke, Jr., U. S. N. 
Lieutenant L. B. Treadwell, U. S. N. 



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Zhe IDepartment of fl>b\>8tcs anb Chemistry 




HESE two subjects, known together as Skinny, are studied in 
Third Class year. The first part of the course is in PHYSICS, 
for which we use Daniell's Principles of Physics and Stewart 
and Gee's Practical Physics. The work embraces a study of the 
various standards, — length, mass, and so forth, — and the several 
systems of units used, gravitation and the measurement of the 
mass and weight of the earth, the resolution of a force into 
component forces, the action of liquids and gases at rest and 
in motion, and atmospheric pressure, causes and effects. The 
greater part of the time we spend on heat, light and sound, 
covering the theory of wave forms, the reflection, refraction 
and interference of waves, the theory of ether waves, the sub- 
jects of the production and propagation of the three forms of 
energy, the laws of thermo-dynamics, the theory of exchanges, 
— conduction, radiation, and convection, — and other subjects 
of a similar nature. We perform a great many experiments in 
the splendidly equipped laboratory and are required to fully 
explain them later in our note books. These experiments are designed to illustrate and sup- 
plement the course of study and to lead to the intelligent and skillful use of the instruments of 
precision used in measurements and tests. In CPIEMISTRY, which we study during the 
middle part of the year, Remsen's Introduction to the Study of Chemistry is used. 
The course in this subject is not at all intended to develop chemists but rather to 
give us a thorough understanding of the properties of the various elements and their combination 
in chemical compounds to enable us to fully understand such practical subjects as the composi- 
tion of explosives and the composition and analysis of smoke pipe gases, subjects that are 
taken up in detail in other departments. A short course in chemical analysis is given to illus- 
trate the method of procedure in analyzing a compound whose component elements are not 
known. A large part of the time is spent in the chemical laboratory where we perform 
numerous experiments, explaining them in note books. 



PROF. N. M. TERRY, U. S. N. A., 



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Lieut.-Comdr. R.\Lr>H Earle, U. S. N. 
Lieut.-Comdr. C. M. Tozer, U. S. N. 
Prof, of Math. P. J. Dashiell, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant W. R. Sayles, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant J. W. Greenslade, U. S. N. 
•Lieutenant C. T. Wade, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant W. Bertholf, U. S. N. 
Lieutenant J. A. Campbell, Jr., U. S. N. 
Lieutenant H. D. Cooke, Jr., U. S. N. 
Lieutenant L. B. Treadwell, U. S. N. 






Zbc ^Department of Electrical Enoineetfno 




N ACC( )UNT of the large amount of electrically operated ma- 
chinery on board our ships the subject of Electricity is one of the 
most important in the Academic course. Our work begins in 
Second Cla-> year. In Thompson",-. Electricity and Magnetism 
we first learn the purely theoretical side of the subject. This in- 
cludes a study of magnets together with the instruments used in 
calculating the intensity of the earth's magnetism, primary cells 
of all the different types and the various methods of grouping 
them, the instruments used in the measurement of electric 
currents, — voltmeters, ammeters, galvanometers, and so on, — 
the X-rays, and the theory of dynamos and motors. Our 
work becomes more and more practical as the year advances 
until finally we take up Bullard's Naval Electrician's Hand 
Book. In this we study the actual apparatus used on board 
ship and thoroughly learn it. A great deal of our time is spent 
on the practical operation of dynamos and motors and on the 
theory and practice of wireless telegraphy and wireless tele- 
phony. The work in First Class year is thoroughly practical, embracing a study of all the 
apparatus found on board our ships. This includes the care and manipulation of storage 
batteries, the construction of induction coils, — used in wireless work — the study of 
generators and motors both for direct and for alternating current, switchboards and 
distribution panels, and the complete wiring system used on ships, rheostats, con- 
trollers and circuit breakers, work with motors for turret training, gun elevating, and gun 
loading equipment, a study of all means of electrical communication, the methods of measuring 
resistances and a thorough course in the location and correction of faults in the installation 
of a ship. The laboratory is fully equipped, having everything found on board a man-of-war. 
The installation is complete in every detail and during the many drills and practical work periods 
we are required to run the machines ourselves. During the sumer we stand regular electrician's 
watches and wireless watches and so become thoroughly familiar with the practical operation of 
the plant and with the sending and receiving of wireless messages. 



CO.MDR. W. H. G. BULLARDj U. S. N. 



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ullir irpartmntt of lEnglisl? 
Qlnmmatti^r £. ii. lurrll. 1. g>. Nairn 

JhtHtntrturs 

Professor A. N. Brown, U. S. N. A. 

Professor W. O. Stevens, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor G. P. Coleman, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor C. S. Alden, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor H. J. Fenton, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor C. M. Hatha way, Jr., U. S. N. A. 
Instructor H. C. Washburn, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor W. B. Norris, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor H. F. KraFft, U. S. N. A. 
[nstructor C. 11. Foster, U. S. N. A. 



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Zhe ^Department of English 




HE course in this subject extends over the first year and a half. 
Hill's Beginnings of Rhetoric and La Mont's English Composi- 
tion are studied first to insure a thorough knowledge of the 
principles of expression. Themes on original subjects are 
required in great number, the idea being not so much to cul- 
tivate originality of thought as to give exercise in its correct 
expression. To this end our themes are most carefully cor- 
rected in accordance with suggestions from the instructors. Our 
work in the second term of Fourth Class year is mainly on 
the study of the Constitution of the United States. Theme 
work is continued along the same lines as in the first term. 
In Third Class year we study American Naval History, with 
the underlying idea of gaining knowledge of what has been 
done by our navy in the past and inspiration for what is to 'be done in the future. We read a 
number of English and American classics and recite on them, giving us illustrations 
and examples of various styles of writing and encouraging the reading of the best literature. 
Themes are required on the subject in hand, though themes on original subjects are from 
time to time asked for. A very useful part of the course is in the composition of official letters, 
dispatches, and telegrams in accordance with the forms prescribed by Navy Regulations. 



COMDR. E. II. DURELL, U. S. X. 



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MODERN 
LANGUAGES 




i % $i 






§f 



QIljc Stepartmnri of iHniirrn iCattiutaijca 

Eiratwrant-GIomtttaniiuer 8>. IT. (Sraljam 
1. g>. Nauif, iiraii nf S«partttt?nt 

ilnstntrtnrs 

Prof. Henri Marion, U. S. N. A. 

Prof. C. Y. Cusachs, U. S. N. A. 
Prof. P. J. des Garennes, U. S. N. A 
Prof. P. E. Yoinot, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor Gaston Costet, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor F. W. Morrison, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor Arturo Fernandez, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor W. E. Olivet, U. S. N. A. 
Instructor R. Bonilla, U. S. N. A. 
I. \ stria tor M. A. Colton. U. S. N. A. 



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Zhc IDepartment of flftobern languages 



MILE languages conic under a minor department, the value of 
French and Spanish — "Dago" — to a naval officer cannot lie 
questioned. In the limited time available for the subject it is 
not possible for all of us to acquire fluency in speaking the 
languages, it being intended merely to have us acquire a thor- 
ough grounding in each language upon which to build a vocab- 
ulary as opportunity may offer after we get out into the service. 
During the first year we study Percy's La Langue FrancaLe, 
Marion's Le Verbe and the Elementary Course in French Pro- 
nunciation. In Third Class year Meras' Syntaxe Pratique and 
Guerlac's Standard French Authors are added to the text 
books and Spanish is started with the Elementary Course in 
Spanish Pronunciation and Marion and Des Garenne's Intro- 
duction a la Lengua Castellana. Later in the year we study Bransby's Spanish Reader and 
read French and Spanish plays. In First Class year the course is finished with seven recitations 
each in French and Spanish. These recitations on Friday evenings are only translations of 
plays. During the entire course no English is used in the section rooms, an effort being 
made by the instructors to develop out vocabularies by conversation. A certain amount of writ- 
ten work is required but most recitations are entirely oral. 




LIEUT. -COMDR. S. V. GRAHAM, U. S. N 
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT. 



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PHYSIOLOGY 
HYGIENE 



tuljr Hrpartmritt of -Naital %rjuutf m\b 

Surgeon A. M. D. McCormick, U. S. Navy. 



Assistant 

Surgeon J. A. Murphy, U. S. Navy. 




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TLhc Department of Baval Ib^gfene ani> ph^siolog^ 

F THE many subjects that we study this one alone is required 
by law, an Act of Congress stating that there shall be in- 
cluded in the course at the Academy instruction to show the 
evils of tobacco and alcohol. The course under this depart- 
ment consists of fourteen lectures to the First Class during the 
Friday evening periods. The object of "Bones" — as we know 
the subject, — is to give us a general idea of Hygiene and 
Physiology so that as officers having independent commands, 
such as destroyers or submarines, with no surgeon on board, 
we may know what to do or where to find what should be 
done to maintain health in our commands. One of the most 
important subjects is that of first aid to the injured, giving 
the methods of procedure in the case of any accident or 
emergency such as might occur in action, in a fire or engine room, or on shore with a landing 
party. Under the last head come the important subjects of camp hygiene and the care of men 
in the field. Physical drills in the gymnasium under the Department of Discipline are supervised 
and arranged by an officer in this department. The same department makes physical measure- 
ments of all of us, requiring special exercises on the part of those in any way below normal. 




SURGEON A. M. D. M COR MICK, 
U. S. N. 



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GDfftrrrs not attarliru In the Araurmtr *?taff 

Commander T. TV. Kinkaid. TJ. S. Navy. Head of Engineering Experiment Station. 

Lieutenant-Commander Frank Lyon. U. S. Navy, Ditty at Experiment Station. 

Surgeon A. M. D. McCormick. U. S. Navy, Senior Medical Officer. 

Surgeon C. E. Riggs, TJ. S. Navy. 

Surgeon D. N. Carpenter, U. S. Navy. 

Surgeon J. M. Brister. TJ. S. Navy. 

Pay Inspector J. S. Phillips, TJ. S. Navy, Pay Officer and General Storekeeper. 

Assistant Paymaster O. D. Conger. T". S. Navy, Pay Officer Ships, N. A. 

Paymaster Samuel Bryan. TJ. S. Navy. Midshipmen's Pag Officer, Storekeeper and Commissary. 

Chaplain II. IT. Clark. IT. S. Navy (retired). 

Chief Boatswain H. Seedorff. U. S. Navy. Special Duty Yard Craft. 

Chief Boatswain J. Heil, U. S. Navy. Special Duty under General Storekeeper. 

Boatswain Edward Hosinger. Special Duty Under General Storekeeper. 

Chief Carpenter R. II. Lake. TJ. S. Navy. Special Duty Yard Craft. 

Pharmacist J. T. Oursler, TJ. S. Navy. 

Pay Clerk W. T. Williams. Clerk to Commissary. 

PAY Clerk G. W. Van Brunt. Clerk to Pay Officer. 

Pay Clerk R. A. Ashton, Clerk to General Storekeeper. 

Pay Clerk Harry Price, clerk to Midship/inn's Storekeeper. 

Pay Clerk M. P. Coombs, Clerk to Pay Officer of Ships. 

Dentist Richard Grady, M. D., D. D. S. 



V. S.- S. Hartford [Station Ship). 



Commander A. IT. Scales. D. S. Navy. Commanding. 

Ensign Douglas Howard, F. S. Navy. 

Ensign J. IT. Ingram. U. S. Navy. 

Midshipman G. I!. Meyer. U. S. Navy. 

Chief Boatswain G. B. Moncreif. U. S. Navy. 

Chief Machinist B. F. Beers, U. S. Navy. 

Machinist D. W. Harry, U. S. Navy. 

Mate Harry Dahis, TJ. S. Navy. 

U. S. S. Olyiupia (in reserve). 

Commander A. II. Scales. T". S. Navy. Commanding. 
Chief Gunner G. W. Phillips. F. S. Navy. 
Machinist W. S. Fai.k. F. S. Navy. 
Carpenter W. F. Winant, F. S. Navy. 

V. S. S. Baglcy. 
LIEUTENANT W. T. CONN. I". S. Navy. Commanding. 

NAVAL HOSPITAL.. 

Surgeon L. L. Von Wedekind, F. S. Navy, in Com maud. 
Surgeon .T. II. Iden. F. S. Navy. 

Passed Assistant Surgeon \V. II. Renxie. F. S. Navy. 
Passed Assistant Surgeon F. F. Woods. F. S. Navy. 
Pharmacist C. B. Furnell, F. S. Navy. 

U. S. MARINE BARRACKS. 

Lieutenant-Colonel F. J. Moses, F. S. M. C, Commanding. 

Captain T. E. Backstrom. F. S. M. C. 

Captain W. G. Fay. F. S. M. C. 

First Lieutenant A. B. Drum. F. S. M. C. 

First Lieutenant IT. M. Smith. F. S. M. C. 

First Lieutenant R. L. Denig. F. S. M. C. (Post Quartermaster) 

First Lieutenant S. S. Lee, F. S. M. C. 

Second Lieutenant A. M. Robbins, F. S. M. C. 

LIBRARY STAFF. 

Professor A. N. Brown, F. S. N. A., Librarian. 
J. M. Spencer, Assistant Librarian. 
R. J. Duval, Cataloguer. 



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Olaurt Urtnaiir ODffirrrs for tljr Jtftnit ttterm 



Cadet Commander, Foster, 1'. F. 

Cadet Lieutenant and Brigade Adjutant, Uberroth, F.E.P. 

Brigade Chief Petty Officer, Loftin, F. 

First Battalion. 

Cadet Lieutenant-Commander, Strickland, S. G. 

Cadet Junior Lieutenant and Adjutant, Fletcher, J. A. 

Cadet Chief Petty officer. Molten, K. P., Jr. 



First Division. 

First Company. Second Company. Third Company. 

Callaghan, D. J., Cadet Lieutenant. Perley, R. N., Cadet Lieutenant. Gilmore, M. D., Cadet Lieutenant. 

Barr, E. L., Cadet Junior Lieutenant.Bouson, H. H.. Cadet Junior Lieut. Hill, H. W., Cadet Junior Lieutenant. 
Gro.mer, J. G. B., Cadet Ensign. 



Xixox, E. B., Cadet Ensign. 



Nielson, J. L., Cadet Ensign. 



petty officers. 

Smith, l. P. 
Deyo, M. L. 
Riedel, W. A. 
Murray, G. D. 



petty officers. 

Baker, P. R. 
McCord, F. C. 
Baird, J. A. 
Reynolds, F. F. 



petty officers. 

Rodgers, J. L. 
Bieri, B. II. 
Thou, J. C. 
Patch, E. L. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Webster, W. W. 
McClaran, J. W. 
Hayes, W. C. 



petty officers. 

Lewis, R. W. 
Vroom, G. B. 
Dennett, R. E. 



Parrott, G. F., Jr. Buchanan, P. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Reeves, J. W., Jr. 
Welden, F. 
Melendy, F. B. 
Oates, E. T. 



Fourth Company. 



Second Division. 
Fifth Company. 
Phillips, W. B., Cadet Lieutenant. 



English, R. H.. Cadet Lieutenant. 

Douglas, H. G., Cadet Junior Lieut. Hicks, E. II., Cadet Junior Lieut 

Mann, J. R., Jr., Cadet Ensign. Badger, O. C, Cadet Ensign. 



Sixth Company. 

McCaughey, S. D., Cadet Lieutenant. 
Green, L. B., Cadet Junior Lieutenant. 
Field, R. S., Cadet Ensign. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 
LOWRY, F. J. 

Jacobs, G. F. 
Howard, B. B. 
Ridgely, C. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 



Haislip, H. S. Bruns, H. F. 

Wright, C. Q., Jr. Picking, S. 

Lamberton, L. Lapham, E. B. 

Blackwell, J. M. Snyder, B. M. 



petty officers. 

Brereton, L. H. 
Holt, J. I-L, Jr. 
Brown, M. L. 
Mack, A. R. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Rood. G. A. 
Stark, II. W. 
Meyer, V. 
Baughman, W. E. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Hinrichs, R. P. 
Stone, E. S. 
Skelton, R. II. 
Cresap, J. McD. 



Seventh Company. 



Second Battalion. 

Cadet Lieutenant-Commander, Bollard, B. S. 

Cadet Junior Lieutenant and Adjutant, King, T. S., 2d. 

Cadet Chief Petty Officer, Conway, U. W. 

Third Division. 
Eighth Company. 



Hammond, T. E., Cadet Lieutenant. 
Gordon, C. C, Cadet Junior Lieut. 
Hatch, F. S., Cadet Ensign. 



Ninth Company. 

Hawley, D. B., Cadet Lieutenant. Lowry, G. M., Cadet Lieutenant. 

Downer, D. B., Cadet Junior Lieut. Baxter, T., Cadet Junior Lieutenant. 
Gates, J. W., Cadet Ensign. Awtrey, R. K., Cadet Ensign. 



petty officers. 

Byrnes, J. C, Jr. 
Davidson, W. S. 
Glennon, H. R. 
McCloy, T. S. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Wolfe, A. S. 
Wood, R. F. 
Wasson, L. 
Callaway, W. F. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Bates, P. M. 
McClung, E. R. 
Kirk, N. L. 
Mayfield, P. C. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

HODSON, M. 
ESLER, J. K. 
RlEFKOHL, F. L. 

Hagen, 0. O. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 



Cygon, J. R. McHenry, II. D. 

Smith, J. McE. B. Goodhue, W. E. 

ZlMERMANN, A. G. QUIGLEY', W. M. 

McQuarrie, D. S. Ashe, G. B. 



Tenth Company. 



Fourth Division. 
Eleventh Company. 



Twelfth Company. 



Fuller, G. C, Cadet Lieutenant. Magruder, J. II., Jr., Cadet Lieut. Pamperin, L. S., Cadet Lieutenant. 

Bogusch, H. R., Cadet Junior Lieut.Capehart, E. D., Cadet Junior Lieut. Hanson, E. W., Cadet Junior Lieut. 
Anderson, M. H., Cadet Ensign. Griffin, R. M., Cadet Ensign. Comstock, L. W., Cadet Ensign. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Cheek, M. C. 

WOLFARD, O. L. 

McGehee, E. C. 
Ford, A. W. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Taylor, Jas. H. 
Godwin, D. C. 
Carey, L. C. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

LAWDER, R. C. 
RlSLEY, R. G. 

Johnston, C. Y. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Beach, P. D. 
Butler, W. J. 
Birdsall, J. II. 



PETTY OFFICERS. PETTY OFFICERS. 



McMillin, G. J. Paine, R. W. 



Day, S. K. 
Loder, A. 
McCord, C. G. 
Sylvester, J. McF. Lei del, O. W. 



Zenor, J. A. L. 
Baltzly. F. 
Barnes, W. C. 
Goodridge, M. K. 



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(Cafat Urtgafcp (itfirrro fur tlir §>rrmtu (Hrrm 



Cadet Commander, Foster, P. F. 

Cadet Lieutenant and Brigade Adjutant, TJberroth, F.E.P. 

Brigade Chief Petty Officer, Risley, R. G. 

First Battalion. 

Cadet Lieutenant-Commander, Strickland, S. G. 

Cadet Junior Lieutenant and Adjutant, Hammond, T. E. 

Cadet Chief Petty Officer, Lewis, R. W. 



First Company. 



First Division. 
Second Company. 



Callaghan, D. J., Cadet Lieutenant. Perley, R. N., Cadet Lieutenant. 
Barr, E. L., Cadet Junior Lieutenant.Bouson, H. IL, Cadet Junior Lieut. 



Gromer, J. G. B., Cadet Ensign. 



Nixon, E. B., Cadet Ensign. 



Third Company. 

Gilmore, M. D., Cadet Lieutenant. 
Hill, H. W., Cadet Junior Lieutenant. 
Hicks, E. IL, Cadet Ensign. 



petty officers. 

Smith, L. P. 
Riedel, W. A. 
Loder, A. 
Murray, G. D. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Baird, J. A. 
Baker, P. R. 
Howard, B. B. 
Cobb, C. H. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Patch, E. L. 
Webster, W. W. 
Tiiom, J. C. 
Deyo, M. L. 



petty officers. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 



Parrott, G. F., Jr. Rodgers, J. L. Dennett, R. E. 

BlRDSALL, J. II. VROOM, G. B. Bl.ACKWELL, J. M. 

Reynolds, F. F. Beach, P. D. McClaran, J. W. 

Riefkohl, F. L. Reeves, J. W., Jr. Oates, E. T. 



Fourth Company. 



Second Division 
Fifth Company. 



Sixtti Company. 



English, R. H, Cadet Lieutenant. Phillips, \V. B., Cadet Lieutenant. McCaughey, S. D., Cadet Lieutenant. 
Loftin, F., Cadet Junior Lieutenant. Nielson, L. J., Cadet Junior Lieut. Green, L. B., Cadet Junior Lieutenant. 
Lowry, F. J., Cadet Ensign. Badger, 0. C, Cadet Ensign. Rood, G. A., Cadet Ensign. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Field, R. S. 
Douglas, H. G. 
Jacobs, G. F. 
Ridoely, C 



PETTY OFFICERS. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 



Wright, C. O., Jr. Awtrey, R. K. 
Lamberton, L. Picking, S. 

Haislip, H. S. Snyder, B. M. 

Carstarphen, R. J. Lapham, E. B. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Buchanan, P. 
Buereton, L. II. 
Howell, G. F. 



I'll IV OFFICERS. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 



Stark, II. W. Meyer, V. 

Stone, E. S. Hinrichs, R. P. 

Bau'ghman, W. E. Macomb, A. 

Peterson, J. R., Jr. Comstock, L. W. McQuarrie, D. S. 



Second Battalion. 

Cadet Lieutenant-Commander, Bullard, B. S. 
Cadet Brigade Staff Petty Officer, Risley, R.. G. 
Cadet Junior Lieutenant and Adjutant, King, T. S., 2d. 
Cadet Chief Petty Officer, McClung, E. R. 

Third Division. 



Seventh Company. 



Eighth Company. 



Ninth Company. 



Fletcher, J. A., Cadet Lieutenant. IIawley, D. B., Cadet Lieutenant. Lowry, G. M., Cadet Lieutenant. 
Gordon, C. C, Cadet Junior Lieut. Downer, D. B., Cadet Junior Lieut. Baxter, T., Cadet Junior Lieutenant. 
Hanson, E. W., Cadet Ensign. Gates, J. W., Cadet Ensign. Molten, R. p., Jr., Cadet Ensign. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 



Mann, J. R. Glennon, II. R. 

Hodson, M. Wasson, L. 

Davidson, W. S. Callaway, W. F. 

Byrnes, J. C, Jr. Keller, H. R. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Bieri, B. H. 
Bruns, II. F. 
Kirk, N. L. 
Bates, P. M. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

McCord, F. C. 
Zen or, J. A. L. 
Esler, J. K. 

QUIGLEY, W. M. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Cygon, J. R. 
Mayfiei.d, P. C. 

ZlMERMANN, A. G. 

McGehee, E. C. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

McCloy, T. S. 
Smith, J. McE. B. 
Booth, R. II. 
Ashe, G. B. 



Tenth Company. 



Fourth Division. 

Eleventh Company. 

Magruder, J. II. , Jr., Cadet Lieut. 



Tirclfth Company. 



Fuller, G. C, Cadet Lieutenant. Magruder, J. II. , Jr., Cadet Lieut. Bogusch, H. R., Cadet Lieutenant. 

Pa.mi'eiun, L. S., Cadet Junior Lieut. Capeiiart, E. D., Cadet Junior Lieut. Hatch, F. S., Cadet Junior Lieut. 
Anderson, M. IL, Cadet Ensign. Griffin, R. M., Cadet Ensign. Conway, TJ. W., Cadet Ensign. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 

Cheek, M. C. 
Johnston, C. Y. 
McIIenry, II. D. 
Ford, A. W. 



rETTY OFFICERS. 

Taylor, Jas. II. 
Godwin, D. C. 
Meigs, J. F., Jr. 
Baltzly, F. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 



PETTY OFFICERS. 



PETTY OFFICERS. PETTY OFFICERS. 



Wolfard, 0. L. Butler, W. J. 

Paine, R. W. McMillin, G. J. 

Sylvester, J. McF Goodhue, W. E. 
Brown, M. L. Bailey, C. A. 



Day, S. K. 
McCord, C. G. 
Lauder, R. C. 
Hagen, O. O. 



Melendy F. B. 
Leidel, O. W. 
Cresap, J. McD. 
GOODRIDGE, M. K. 



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STAFF FIRST TERM. 



STAFF- SECOND TERM. 




STRIPERS— SECI 1NI1 TERM. 



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Zbcv journcwo on together, on ano on, tbrougb blacft forests of /Iftatb, 
swamps of Shinncv ano jEicctricitvj, over towering mountains of Steam 
ano glaciers of Qronance. until the? eame to tbe parting of tbe wavjs. 
Uogetbcr tbcv bao enoureo tbe perils of seassiehness, pursues tbe phantom 
3.0, ano supported caeb otber before tbe brcaoeo trees. Bs tbex; stooo 
together, one saio to tbe otber, "jfricno, Ioofe at mc well, ano let me look 
at yjou, write mc on paper if neco be, ano 11 will bo tbe same bvj sou, 
for, tbougb II fcnow x>ou now line for line, \>ct tbe ycaxe arc long, ano 
tbe memoir of man is short," 'Chen tbe*> sp.oofi banbs ano parteo. 



4!) 




Jonathan IDa w\y Anderson 



■WOOLSEY 



JOHN" "ANDY" 



Jonathan W. Anderson <was born in Chatta- 
nooga., Tennessee, on June 7, 1890. Before 
entering the Academy, he spent ttvo years at the 
McCallie School, and •was appointed to the 
Academy from Tennessee. 





NDY is one of the happy quartet who were un- 
avoidably detained, and missed the West Point 
Game this last year. He is a good-natured 
Southerner who never rhinoes, and is truly 
reticent when it comes to his own troubles. 
Seldom known to be out of the makes, and 
never studies too hard to spare the time to " catch one". He 
is one of the few men inside the Academy walls who know 
the real purpose of the Reception Room and Memorial Hall, 
compelled thereto by stern necessity. He spends a great deal 
of his spare time writing letters, and incidentally gets quite a 
few. When the two-bell system was inaugurated in the 
Mess Hall, it was undoubtedly meant for John, and spells 
" accelerate ". His graduation will be a great loss to the 
telephone company, as anyone will tell you who uses the 
booth much after dinner. 






:.(i 



(Hilton RucHon Anderson 

"ANDY" 

Baseball Team (3, 2, 1 ) Football (4, 3, 2, 1) 

Lucky Bag Staff. 

Star (2) Christmas Card Committee 



£MiHon Hudson cAnderson <mas born tn St. 
Paul, Minnesota, on cMay, 11,1839. While he 
claims Seattle, Washington, for a home, he has 
travelled Ividely. He made the trip to the "tent 
city" of Dawson, Alaska, during the Gold Rush, 
and spent a year in that uncCbilized country. Be- 
fore entering the Academy, he spent three years 
at the Seattle High School. 









|NDY is a husky, clear-skinned athlete who has 
combined his physical and intellectual growth 
with so much discretion that neither has 
suffered. On the baseball field he is the old 
reliable, and when Andy steps into the box 
everyone heaves a sigh of relief. His bulk and 
good-natured face inspire confidence, and his record sustains 
it. Being a " south-paw", he has evolved the weirdest, and 
most back-hand method of writing at a desk that our class can 
boast. That he gets there just the same is proved by the 
many drawings he has contributed to this book. When not 
lured away by a good book or a pressing letter, he bones 
conscientiously, puts up good recitations in the section room, 
and consistently adds a tenth or two to his mark by his brace 
and attention. A good fellow, and a welcome addition to any 
gathering. 

"Hey fellows" 



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George Bamford jffcbc 



'MAZIE" "BAMFORD" "GEORGE' 




George Bamford Ashe ivas born in Raleigh, 
North Carolina, on January 19, 1891. Before 
entering the Academy he attended the "Raleigh 
High School, and the Episcopal High School, 
cAleiandria. Va. He 'was appointed from North 
Carolina by the Hon. E. H. Pcnu, 




since been 
savvy, he 
possessing 



FAIR-HAIRED, happy Southerner whose sweet 
disposition is liked by all. The pride of the 
Ninth, who are directly responsible for what 
little hardness George has been able to assimi- 
late in the last four years. Joined the Second 
Deck Smoking Parlor two years ago, and has 
a devotee of My Lady Nicotine, Being naturally 
has never had to worry about keeping sat, but 
a lazy streak, has never stood very high. Never 



bothered himself with athletics, although each succeeding 
Spring his work on the mound for the Ninth's fast aggregation 
has shown him to be a second Christy Matthewson. He can 
be found in Recreation Hall any Sunday afternoon tearing off 
some classic on the piano. Loves to " put one over on the 
deacon", and often succeeds. He fusses occasionally, but 
really prefers being around with the boys. 

"Goodness gracious, boy. Why don't you hurry." 






Robert Ki«9 flwtrey 

.. OTE ,. 

Brown N 2nd, Expert Bur 



Robert King Aivtrey nuas born March 13, J8S9, 
in Atlanta, Texas. He has lived in Georgia and 
Texas, and before entering the Academy attended 
the Marietta, Ga., High School. He was ap- 
pointed to the cAcademy by the Hon. Gordon Lee, 
From Georgia. 





^TE is a naturally savvy man, who, among other 
things, has successfully accomplished the feat of 
bringing his errant room-mate through the perils 
and hardships of the last four years. He ambles 
happily through life with a skag in his mouth, 
his brace and his shoulder well to the fore. A 
loyal member of the old topgallant Ninth, and a charter- 
member of all its secret societies, his cronies are all to be found 
in that happy-go-lucky crowd. Smokes the most evil-smelling 
pipe in the Academy, and when Ote enters with that pipe, 
others go. He was a rifle team man well on the way to 
make good, but decided that the First Class Cruise was worth 
more to him than a brown N. He stands well in all his 
studies, has all the qualifications of a lady's man, if he chooses 
to exert them, and makes an excellent side partner. 
"Confound it, somebody stole my pipe." 



06 




Oscar Charles Badger 



SUPE" 



OSCAR " 



Rifle Team (4, 3, 2, I) Captain (I) 
N. A. Gold Medal for Target Practice (2) 

Masqueraders (3, 2) 

Farewell Ball Committee Class football 

Star (4) Expert Bar 



Oscar Charles Badger <was born in Washing- 
ton. D. C, on June 26, 1890. He %ent to St. 
John's. Annapolis, for fk>o and a half years. 
Appointed at large by President Roose'belt. 




^UST a boy. That is the first impression one 
has of Supe, but he has seriousness in his brain 
which does not show in the merry twinkle of 
his eye. One of the best shots the Academy 
has ever had, he became captain of the team 
after three years of hard and consistent work. 
His Jacob's Ladder of expert bars would put an Austrian 
Diplomat to shame. Supe is of a rough-house disposition at 
times, and is responsible for much of the broken glass about 
Bancroft Hall. He longs for the old days of rates and 
rathskellers when as a " kid in the yard " he used to throw 
snowballs at those who now throw three-eights at him. 
Shaves faithfully every two weeks. Supe dearly loves a big 
liberty, whether it's his grand passion-bowling at the Magnet, 
or a taxi-cab joy ride in Boston. He has one serious ambi- 
tion, — to make good with a turret-crew. 

" She was only a little bit of a girl." 



Carlos Augustus Bailey 



CARLOS" 




Curios Augustus Bailey, born May 3, 1887, is 
a natfbe of Some/bille, Massachusetts, and a 
graduate of the Somerbille High School. Before 
entering the Naval Academy he spent one year at 
Tuft's College, Med ford, Massachusetts, where 
he became a member of Tuft's Engineering 
Society. ^Appointed to the Academy from Massa- 
chusetts. 





\ARLOS is quiet, almost solemn, with steady 
blue— grey eyes, and expressionless face. No 
one has ever seen him aroused. He is afflicted 
with the Massachusetts pronunciation and an 
extreme partiality for everything that hails from 
that part of the country. " Havahd " is his 
standard of educational institutions, and the Naval Academy 
often suffers by comparison. He reads his day-old Boston 
paper perfectly sure that he is getting as up-to-date information 
as the man who has just purchased the latest New York 
daily. From Howell, with whom he roomed three years, he 
learned how to smile, which he does on exceptional provo- 
cation. Although Carlos is somewhat of a hermit, and prefers 
his own room and negligee clothes to anything else, there is 
considerable fun and dry humor in his make-up, apparent to 
those who know him. It crops out now and then in little 
practical jokes. 



.1.1 




lobn Absalom Baird 



JACK" 




John Absalom Baird <was born at Fort Meyer, 
Va., on June 23, 1890. Belonging to an Army 
family, he has Ifbed in more states than 1&e have 
space to enumerate but chiefly in Virginia, 
Arizona, Pennsylvania and Maryland, Before 
entering the Academy, he spent three years at 
St, Luke's School, Wayne, Pennsylvania. 




IjURING his career at the Naval Academy, Jack 
has been on the leeward side of a 2.5 about as 
often as any of us, but invariably makes good 
when its " up to him/' and comes out all right. 
He is reserved rather than quiet, and when he 
blossoms out on hop-nights with his cherubic 
smile and youthful air, gets the pick of the fair contingent for 
his card. Though not very talkative, he is always happy, 
and is one of the few who have not sworn to resign on 
graduation. He lost his first love during Youngster year 
when a stern Academic Board removed the irresponsible 
Tucker from our midst, and this last year has enjoyed 
peaceful immunity under the wing of one of our sturdy three- 
stripers. His ever-ready smile and sweet disposition have 
won him scores of friends. 



5G 



Philip Randolph Baker 



PHIL- 



BAKE" 



Philip Randolph Baker 1t>as born at Buenos 
Ayres, Argentine Republic, on October 5, 1889. 
He has visited the Canal Zone and Porto Rico. 
His present home is Lincoln, Nebraska, Tvhere he 
graduated from High School, and later attended 
the University of Nebraska. 








AKE jumped into fame and to a broken arm 
toward the close of Plebe year and grafted three 
months sick-leave as a result. He found it so 
easy that he has been living along the lines 
of least resistance ever since. His quiet and 
innocent expression have won him an unde- 
served immunity from the O. C/s for the last four years. He 
is nothing if not original, witness his arsenal, which, collected 
First Class cruise, comprised every sort of "weapon from 
Japanese daggers to Spanish sword-canes. He has a 
thirst for excitement, and cherishes an ambition of becoming 
a soldier of fortune, or a South American dictator. An 
inveterate reader, and the greatest living authority on Omar. 
A great fusser, in his own way. Claims membership in the 
40%, but those who know him best place a much higher 
rating on his mental powers. 

"Is tha' a facV 



ij< 







Trederick Baltzly 



FRITZ" 



Gray Numerals 



Frederick Baltzly <was born in Indianapolis, 
Indiana, on June 5. 1889. He graduated from 
Hudson High School. Hudson, Mass., and -was 
appointed to the Academy from Massachusetts. 







\RITZ is a true Bostonian who would rather delve 
in Chaucer, Shelley, or Scott than go to a ball- 
game or a hop. Thinks that heaven is made 
up of Morris chairs, bath-robes, pipes, and an 
inexhaustable supply of books, not forgetting 
an all-morocco, gilt-edged edition of Omar 
Khayyam to boot. He is a good boxer, and more than once 
has shown his sand, being rather difficult to convince. One 
of the fencing squad, and handles both foil and cane with 
some dexterity. Once, a long while ago, he dragged to a hop, 
but the exception proved the rule, and he has since been the 
reddest of red-mikes. His hasty manner has kept him from 
having as many intimates as he otherwise would have had, 
for those who know him best find much to admire in him. 
He proved his mettle by lasting a term as the wife of Count 
Von Erlanger Bode. 



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William Clifford Barnes 



BILL" "JO-JO" 



Masquerade rs (2, 1) Choir (2, 1) 



William Clifford Barnes l&as born in Atlanta., 
Georgia, on December 14, 1888. He graduated 
from the Boy 's High School of Atlanta before 
entering. He lt>as appointed from Georgia. 





O-JO possesses a most contagious laugh, and 
works it overtime. Loves to torment most 
anybody but perhaps Hink best of all. Enjoys 
telling a story and harps way back to candidate 
days, when nothing more recent can be found, 
to trot out some gray-haired story, all trimmed 
up in his happy style, and appreciative giggle. He fusses 
intermittently but prefers sitting in at the great national game 
to dragging anything less than a queen. He has smoked 
almost everything since he has been here, and sad to relate, 
got caught nearly every time. Takes it cheerfully and returns 
good for evil by turning in wooden cigars, and bull tags with 
lemons on the other end. He has a melodious voice, but just 
can't quite hit the right note. He is a jolly companion and 
the life of any gathering. 




eric Cloyd Barr 

"ERIC" 

Grey Numerals Special Light Weight 
Boxing Championship 




Eric Lloyd Barr Hvas born in Huron, S. D., on 
September 4, 1887. He has travelled e itensCbely , 
and spent three years in Alaska dur:'ng the Klon- 
dike Fever Period. He attended the Los Angeles 
High School, but left for the Naval Academy 
before graduation. 




RIC'S walk is his first striking feature. Its a 
cross between a drag, and the roll of a boats- 
wain's mate, if you can imagine that. He was 
at one time a member of the California State 
Militia, and likes to tell of his experiences during 
the earth-quake. Of rather a serious turn of 
believes in enforcing the regulations. A clever 
has plenty of nerve and grit, as anyone who 



mind, and 
boxer, and 

puts on the mitts with him soon finds out. Ambitious in 
more ways than one, and was only half-pleased with the two 
stripes he drew from the Cruise grab-basket. He has ideas of 
his own, and the man who can convince him in an argument 
deserves a medal. Fusses occasionally, but prefers reading 
for recreation. He keeps to himself a great deal, but those 
who know him best admire him as a staunch friend and a 
man of great determination. 



GO 



fiarold terry Bartlett 



HAROLD" •'CULIS" 'BART 



Brown N, Rifle Team 3, 2, 1), Expert Bar 



Harold Terry Bartlett -was born in Block Hall, 
Connecticut. Before entering the Academy he 
attended Block Hall High School, and graduated. 
He Ipas appointed from the 3rd Connecticut. 





ERE we have a man who would rather argue 
than eat, and who is a close second to the Pride 
of Maryland on the newspaper proposition. 
Always in trouble with the profs, but never 
loses his smile or his habit of strolling in 
about ten minutes before the end of the study- 
period to find out what the lesson is. One of the crack shots 
of the Academy, and his good work at Camp Perry contributed 
materially to the high standard of the Academy team last year. 
He likes to fuss, but believes in the time-honored phrase, 
" variety is the spice of life." One of the boys, and loves a 
good time — and also the hospital, which he visits frequently. 
He is absolutely sincere in all that he says and does, hasn't a 
spark of selfishness, and where \9\Q lost, we most decidedly 
gained. 



r.i 




Paul marshal! Bates 

'BIFF" "PAUL" "TOGO" "STEFFEN' 

Gym Team (4, 3, 2, 1) Captain (1) 
Finals Light Weight Boxing 




Paul Marshall Bates ivas born in Birmingham, 
Alabama, on September 13, 1888. He attended 
the Bingham School, Asheville, N. C, and there 
became a member of the Kappa Gamma frater- 
nity. He later graduated from the Hill Military 
School, Portland. Oregon. He <was appointed to 
the Academy from the 2nd Oregon. 




MAN of varied and cosmopolitan attainments. 
Short, swarthy, and stocky; soft-voiced and 
quick of temper; he is apt to give one the 
impression of a rhino temperament. On the 
contrary, that is not one of his failings. One 
of the old sixth company, and a leader in the 
famous " night riders " of Youngster year. Likes " guhls " 
very much, especially the little ones, and has a different ** guhl " 
at each hop. Has done good work on the gym team each 
year, and does the giant swing to perfection. He bones con- 
scientiously when he does bone, but likes a rough-house now 
and then to liven things up a bit. Received a gift of umpty- 
steen demerits one Christmas morning as a result of the 
tragedy of the closed room. Captained a very successful 
cruise on the Argo during First Class Leave. Biff is a true, 
good sport whose worst enemy is himself. 

" Hullo, boys. Where you-all goin' ? Ha ! Ha I" 



Coring Uloart Batten, Jr. 

"LORING" 

Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) Leader (1) 
Masqueraders (4, 3, 2, 1) 



Born in Philadelphia., September 29, 1890. 
Lfbed in Pennsylvania, and Ne% York. Attended 
Friends ' Seminary School, Ne<vj - York City, and 
missed graduating by four months. Was appointed 
to the Naval Academy from New York. 





FAIR-HAIRED youth from the "big city." 
Very quiet until you know him well, then oft- 
times he will wax enthusiastic on some topic of 
the day — baseball perhaps or maybe therapeutics. 
Believes that singing is about the best sport 
going, and has led the choir to triumphant death 
during the last year. The quiet perseverance of four years 
has greatly increased his store of knowledge, but has not 
removed a characteristic stage-fright in the section-room, which 
shows itself in drops of perspiration and decidedly wiggley 
knees. He never busts either. A very sensible chap, with 
a good bit of natural reserve, he has not breezed himself into 
the hearts of everybody. But we admire him for his inability 
to go about vending superheated atmosphere, and those who 
have come in contact with him have found out his great 
■worthiness. Always looks on the bright side of things and 
never rhinoes. 



03 




William Edgar Baugbman 

"BOCKIE" "PITTY-PAT" "WILLIE" 

Finals in Boxing Special Weight 
Track Squad 




Born in Cool, California., on July 28, 1890. 
Lived in California. Attended Sacramento High 
School, and graduated from there. Appointed 
from California. 




\N affable little chap with a walk that bids fair to 
rival the motions of our old friend the oscillating 
engine, but gets, there just the same. Dislikes 
sham in words or deeds, and lives up to this 
dislike by being frank and sincere himself. 
Bockie has a great deal of reserve, but once 
you get past that moral barrier you will find a man pleasant, 
agreeable, and interesting. Believes thoroughly in the manly 
art of self-defence, and is a bully little fighter, for he nearly 
captured one of those coveted Academy championships. One 
of the rougest of the Rouge Mikes, disliking petticoats in 
general and hobble-skirts in particular. Has a keen sense of 
humor which sometimes makes itself evident in pungent 
witticisms. Is very neat and methodical. Always greets you 
with a cheerful smile, and seems to be contentecf with the 
Navy as it is seen behind stout Academy walls. 



04 



Cbomas Baxter 



'T" 



Class Football (2, 1) 



Thomas Baxter %as born in South Dennis, 
Massachusetts, on September 6, 1889. He attended 
the North Attleboro High School for three years, 
and had a tivo years' cruise on the training-ship 
Enterprise to his credit, before he <was appointed 
to the Academy from Massachusetts, by the Hon. 
W. C. Lowering. 





HAPPY, husky, pink-faced lad from the Bay 
State, with a real "down East" twang. Claims 
that Attleboro is really on the map, that is — 
some maps. He came to us after a two-years' 
cruise on the Enterprise, and in consequence is 
really sea-going, and despises a land-lubber. 
He also has ideas of his own as to how the Navy ought to be 
run. Above the average considerably in class standing, and 
always willing to work, "T" has always had an easy time of 
it. Never happier than when puffing on his old pipe, and 
listening to Shorty spin yarns. Didn't think much of his 
athletic ability until he went out for class-football Second Class 
year, and then proceeded to rip up everything in sight. Loves 
to see someone else up in the air, but simply can't stand it 
when he's the butt. In spite of all persuasion, "T" 's record 
as a red-mike is still clear. 
" Say ! Pipe down, can't you. I've got the mid-watch." 




Philip Durphy Beach 



PHIL" 



Philip Durphy Beach Ivas born in Bridgeport, 
Connecticut, on December 19, 1888. He claims 
Connecticut as his home state, and spent three 
years at Bridgeport High School, before entering 
the Academy from there. 




\ESERVED, quiet, undemonstrative at all times, — 
this is Phil. He inclines toward pessimism, 
though Everett tried for a year to show him 
the evils of rhinoing, and succeeded with sur- 
prising results. Bones consistently, and is 
something of a plodder. Fusses rarely, but 
usually makes a hit when he can be induced to talk to one of 
the fair sex. Second Class year, the doctors discovered that he 
couldn't distinguish between the green grass below, and the 
blue sky above, so Phil spends most of his spare time poring 
over wisps of varicolored wool. He went out for the rifle- 
team, but the gun refused to shoot straight, so he gave it up 
as a bad job. Never speaks unless spoken to, and then speaks 
right to the point. Lost a lot of time First Class year with 
Typhoid, but came through all right. He is difficult to be- 
come acquainted with but his high ideals of conduct make 
him generally admired. 



(Hi 



Bernhard Renry Bieri 

'BERNHARD" "HOOKS" •'HILUGIAN' 
"SKIWEGIAN" 

Class Football (3) Yellow 1911 







Bernhard Henry Bieri <was born in Walnut 
Lake, Minnesota, on June 24, 1889. Graduated 
from Wells High School, Wells, Minnesota. 
Present home address, Knapp, Wisconsin. 





I N easy-going chap from Minnesota whose habits 
and characteristics savour more of Arkansas 
or Georgia. Bernhard came to us a quiet and 
serious lad and he is going to leave us a quiet 
and serious man. As a member of the " old 
fourth " he had endeared himself to " the hearts 
of the people/' and it was a great disappointment to him, and 
to the others when First Class year found him detached from 
the old crowd. He has brought Conrad and others through 
many critical stages and has been known to throw away his 
own chances on many occasions to help others. Has a posi- 
tive dread of girls and never goes to the hops, even to hear the 
music. He stays in his room most of the time, but every 
Saturday goes out in town for one of those characteristic 
pompadour hair-cuts. A great chess-player and he spends 
many valuable study-hours playing with Gilmore. 

" Say Bernhard, how's to drag a girl for me ?" 



07 




John polities Birdsall 



BIRDIE" 



Brown N 



John Holmes Birdsa.ll %>as born in Waretovvn, 
New Jersey, November 19, 1886. Before entering 
the Naloal Academy he attended the Red Bank 
High School and later graduated from Shrewsbury 
Academy, Red Bank, New Jersey. He entered 
the Na'bal Academy %ith the Class of 1910, and 
was turned back after extended sick leave. 




I OH ABIT ANT of a "sanctum sanctorum" of 
classical learning and Modern Dago with Ben 
Butler, J. H. has always been noted for his 
studiousness. Before sick-leave sent him to 
our midst from Nineteen Ten he was the room- 
mate of "Rusty Peter" Hall, of which fact he is 
exceedingly proud. Thus it was that, during Second Class 
year, few indeed were the favorable days that did not find him 
safely ensconced in the stern sheets of the Five Striper's half- 
rater, with "Rusty" along as admiring passenger and crew. 
His particular delight, First Class year, was inducing reluctant 
bilgers among the Plebes in his immediate vicinity in ranks to 
take a brace. He is generally willing to pick a small bone, 
but passes up the larger ones. His temper, though present, is 
confined within equable limits, which, perhaps, is the secret of 
his inestimable gift of never getting in trouble. 



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Joseph minor Blackwell 



"JOE" 



Joseph Minor Black%>ell <rvas born in Warren- 
ton, Virginia, on April 20, 1889. He %>ent to the 
Bethel Military Academy, Warrenton, 'Va., and 
<was appointed to the Academy by the Hon. J. F 
Rixey from Virginia, 





,N unassuming youth who keeps his foot on the 
soft pedal, and looks at you with those bland 
blue eyes with an air of continual wonder. 
This, however, is no true index to Joe's char- 
acter, for there is probably no one in the Class 
who has as many experiences in Baltimore and 
all points South as he. If in the mood he will wax eloquent, 
and spellbind you for hours at a time with the recital ; if not, 
he is hard to talk to. He is seldom seen at the hops, and then 
does much of his dancing, "catching one" in a remote corner 
of the Gym. He enjoys a little game when the crowd is 
right, and is most natural when punctuating his quiet little side 
remarks with a puff from his ever-present cigarette. He is 
noted for his even temper, and those who know him best, like 



him most. 



" Let's catch one/' 



(id 




Douglas Reward Bode 



'COUNT" "BOAD" "HOWARD" 




Douglas Holvara Bode Ifras born in Cincinnati, 
Ohio, on January 23, 1889. Before entering the 
Academy, he attended the Wbod%ard High School 
and the Walnut Hill Prep. School. He is a mem- 
ber of the « ii and \ k * fraternities. He nvas ap- 
pointed from Ohio. 




^EHOLD the Count — serene but rhino, graced 
with a bewitching smile and an exceedingly- 
blase air. A quiet, neat, and unassuming 
fellow, who dotes on plebes, and had reason to 
regret the failing. Turns in early on hop- 
nights, except on unusual occasions when he 
gives the ladies a treat by stagging. Every one of these 
special occasions is really his "last appearance/' He is 
haunted every now and then by visions of Pilsner, sauer- 
kraut, zwieback, and the U. S. N. A. suffers terribly by com- 
parison. Is a past-master of the art of sarcasm, and gener- 
ally keeps the crowd in good humor while he is around. 
Smokes some kind of a dried plant for a cigar that absolutely 
couldn't let an O. C. lose him. 

14 Now look here." 



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Barry Robert Boguscb 

•'BY GOSH" "HARRY" "SPIG" 

Red Numerals. Crew Squad (4, 3, 2, 1) 



Harry Robert Bogusch <was born in Mexico 
City, Mexico, November JO, 1887. He graduated 
from Mason {Texas) High School, and entered the 
University of Texas soon after. He qvas in bis 
freshman year <when appointed to the Academy. 





CARE-FREE Dutchman from the wilds of 
Texas who is outspoken in his opinions, re- 
gardless of time and place. Good-looking, 
with sparkling brown eyes, and possessed of a 
light, wiry build. Talks with his whole soul 
and body, and has a most infectious laugh. 
Pulls a good oar in the crew squad each year, and only his 
weight has kept him out of the first boat. He prefers follow- 
ing the hounds with the A. H. C, or rough-housing, to 
boning. He was a most decided red-mike when he entered, 
but four years have developed him into a fusser of " first line 
of battle" rate. He was pleasantly surprised when stripes 
were dealt out and he was listed with the chosen few. He 
has a good brace, carries his honors well, and is merely a 
" holzenkopf," as he says, but we know better. A good, solid 
man for a friend, and his friends are legion. 



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Richard fienry Booth 

"DICK" "T. BEAR" "BOOT" 
"BIG GRUFF DEVIL" 

Red 1911 Red N 2d 



Richard Henry Booth 'was born in Harlan, 
Io c wa. on August 14, 1887. He graduated from 
the Harlan High School. While at home in Sep- 
tember, 1910, he became a Mason. 




(HIS is the old T. Bear. One of the dauntless 
" Possums " who made themselves famous 
during Second Class leave by tramping the hills 
of West Virginia. Dick became known as a 
lover of romance when he climbed down the 
anchor chain to deliver a note to a fair sailor- 
maid in Newport Harbor. He is a man who tries to make 
you believe that he is sore, but who likes nothing better than 
having the bunch around, running him about his love affairs 
and his curly hair. In London, while shopping, he refused to 
buy any article of clothing that did not have "London" 
labeled upon it. Dick is as he has put it, a "Big Gruff Devil," 
with a heart to match. He has never graced any of the 
Savvy sections but he is always on hand at the final muster 
and he will make good where manv "stars" fail* 
"I'm Booth." 
" Sa-a-y kid, 'd you see Mister P-Possum ?" 



Herbert fioratio Bouson 

•SNOOKUMS" "HERBY" "DA-DA' 

Grey N 2d. Star (3, 2) 



Herbert Horatio Boason 'was born in Charles- 
ton, S. C, on November 12, (889. He graduated 
from Charleston High School, and the Citadel, and 
•was appointed to the Naval Academy by the Hon. 
Geo. S. Legare. from South Carolina. 





REAL savoir who has an unlimited supply of 
theoretical and practical knowledge. Thought 
out a new theory of wave-motion in the ether, 
and built a small mechanically perfect engine 
during his Second Class year. Missed starring 
Plebe Year because of five demerits, but has 
amply repaired the omission since then. Noted as a friend of 
the wooden man, and has saved many members of the old 
second company. In spite of this they have constantly made 
his life a burden by their good-natured running. One of the 
old-guard at fencing, and frequently gives exhibition of his 
ability with the broad-sword. Fusses as originally as he does 
everything else, and is a frequent attendant at the hops, though 
he never drags the same girl twice. He is short, stubby, and 
comical in many ways, but is exceedingly capable, and one of 
whom the Class may expect much. 

** Come on, let's see Herby." 



73 




Cewis fiyde Brereton 



LOUIS" 



Lewis Hyde Brereton vjas born in Alleghany, 
Pennsylvania, on June 21, 1890. Lived in Penn- 
sylvania, Texas. Nevj York and Maryland. Went 
three years to the Alleghany Preparatory School, 
after •which he spent ttvo years at St. John's 
College, Annapolis. Was appointed to the Naval 
Academy from Pennsylvania. 




,LL ready boys, now hip, hip hurray, three rahs 
for the Billiken. Man. A corking chap whose 
only fault is that his conscience won't let him 
say too many nice things about Bancroft Hall. 
Louis believes that Leave ought to extend 
through nine months of the year, arguing that 
every one could then do much finer work in the three months 
remaining. Has never been known to smile on Sunday 
night, thereby demonstrating that liberty is not a good thing 
— that is for him. Has been heard to utter some wild thoughts 
about the Coast Artillery, with its attendant warm log fire in 
that little house on shore. Louis reads a good deal and will 
argue with anyone on current affairs of the day. He likes 
Robert W. Chambers, not because his stories are romantic — 
of course not. Is an extreme anti-red-mike. A fine fellow in 
every way, and a staunch friend. 



74 



maroin Cutbcr Brown 



MOSE " 



Marvin Luther Bronvn <was born tn Gilliam, 
Missouri, Feb. II, 1888, and lived there up to the 
time he entered the Academy. He graduated from 
the Gilliam High School, and during the year fol- 
lowing, taught in ore of Missouri's famous dis- 
trict schools. 





TYPICAL Missourian, who thinks that the 
Navy would be all right if there wasn't so 
much water in the ocean, and more soil on a 
battleship. Has a crab-like motion to his pro- 
pelling gear which gives him an odd list to 
port when under way A pair of twinkling, 
blue eyes behind glasses perched on a very aquiline nose, over 
which he peers at you in a patriarchal manner, a queer chuckle 
resembling a chipmunk when amused, — and you have Mose. 
Reads treatises on deep subjects, is a deep thinker, and argues 
with the forceful manner of the erstwhile pedagogue. He is 
very austere to underclassmen, methodical in his ways and 
manners, and leans toward amateur photography and debating. 
In the section-room, he rolls his eyes around in a way that has 
brought him many a reproof. Not much given to fussing, but 
there may be a reason. 



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fienry frederick Bruits 



'PECK" "BRUNO" "HEN" 



Star (4) 



'JP* * 




Henry Frederick Brums %as born in Ceredo> 
West Virginia, on November 24, 1889. He grad- 
uated from the Ceredo High School in 1907. He 
did not prepare in Annapolis. 




ENRY is a pleasant chap who always has some- 
thing to eat in his room. Surprised himself 
Plebe Year by starring and has found the place 
easy ever since. Always willing to help a 
wooden man and frequently has done so at the 
expense of his own standing. Rhinoes only on 
occasions but then he blows off at a very high pressure. Some- 
what given to procrastination, that leave-it-till-tomorrow ten- 
dency, but he never leaves it till day-after-tomorrow, so he 
comes out all right. Peck goes to all the hops and is seldom 
seen in the stag line, but seriousness in connection with the 
fair sex never enters his head. Once, after Second Class leave 
he seemed to have an inward disturbance, or at least he would 
rhapsodize upon each appearance of the moon, but somehow 
or other these germs never rest long in Peck's system. Bruns 
has a good brace, common sense and is savvy. 

" Sir, I've been in the hospital for six weeks." 



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Pat Buchanan 



PAT" 




Pat Buchanan Tvas born in Bonham, Texas. 
on January 11, 1 888. He graduated from the. 
Bonham High School, and afterward <went to the 
Unfbersity of Texas for one year. 





I^ROM wild and wooly Texas comes Pat, He is 
not at all the sort of chap one has in mind in 
thinking of a Texan, for with his Tecumseh- 
like quietness one is seldom aware of his pres- 
ence. But Pat's is not the silence that comes 
from having nothing to say. It is decidedly 
golden, for Pat is a steady, consistent student, a thoroughly 
practical man, and one whose savviness should not be judged 
by class-standing. He is a shark in electricity, and one usually 
finds his room littered with wires, fuses, and instruments 
which kept the electrician busy putting in fuses, when Pat and 
Jimmy lived together Second Class year. His quietness has 
made the number of his intimate friends few, but any one of 
them will tell you that taking him full and by, Pat is a mighty 
fine man. 




Beirne Saunders Bullard 

"SAUNDERS" 

White N2nd, Orange Numerals, Star (2), 
Lucky Bag Staff, Masqueraders (3) 




Beirne SAunders Bullard was born in Baltimore 
County, Maryland, August 7, 1890. As the son of 
a Naval Officer, he has lived in various states, 
but claims Maryland. He entered the Annapolis 
High School, and from there ivent to St. John's 
College for three years. He Tvas appointed to the 
Academy by the Hon. J. W. Babcock, of Wis- 




JAUNDERS is one of the old Navy Juniors who 
lived around the Yard so long that he remem- 
bers when the five-striper of the jimmy-legs 
was an ordinary watch-man. He has always 
been efficient, drew a buzzard Second Class 
year, so that we were not at all surprised when 
he got four stripes this last year. He is a real savoir, who 
spends little of his time in boning, and infinitely prefers spend- 
ing his evening study-period over a twenty-page letter. Owing 
to his good work on the second team, he has made a place on 
the baseball training-table every Spring. His stripes did not 
affect him at all, and he remained agreeably touge to the last. 
He loves a good liberty, and a good time, and spends lots of 
time reconciling love and duty. A charter member of the old 
ninth company crowd, and one of its leading spirits. 
44 Stop, you little goose." 



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Andes fiailcy Butler 



'PINKIE" "ANDES" 



Andes Hailey Butler ivas born on July t8th, 
1890, in Alexandria, Louisiana. He attended St. 
Francis Xavier 's Commercial College at Alexand- 
ria for six years, after <which he ivas one year at 
Rugby Academy, Ne<u> Orleans, and one year at 
Louisiana State Uni'bersity. 





HIS chubby-faced youth from the land of the 
sugar cane, is what might be called one of the 
" characters " of the class. Pinkie is at times 
very good natured, and on such occasions 
demonstrates the exuberance of his spirits by 
sneaking up behind some one and pinching 
him or boxing his ears. Sometimes gets in trouble for talking 
too much, but as a rule you'll find Pinkie an agreeable fellow, 
" be it for a frolic or a fuss." Made a record for himself First 
Class cruise by having a watch officer suspended from duty. 
Being small, strong as an ox, and quick tempered, Pinkie 
frequently finds himself wanting to start a scrap, but his better 
judgment always rules and he compromises by simply sticking 
out his chin at you. 

" Mr. Butler may be a Wiz with the omnimeter but he's not 
much on the brain work/' 




William Joseph Butler 



'BEN" "ROJO" "ROJAS" "MARY" 




William Joseph Butler c ivas born in Worcester, 
Massachusetts, November 20, 1887. He is a grad- 
uate of the Classical High School of Worcester. 





^HE Enigma of Nineteen Eleven ! Known to 
the Class as "Rojo" and "Rojas," because of 
the permanent blush that stains his classic 
features, or perhaps because of his red-mike 
tendencies, he is hardly known by the Class, as 
a result of his quietness and reserve. Like 
most of us, he has peculiarities, among them a way of reciting 
that reminds one of a delayed action fuse, and the air of a 
man of forty. Also, a very marked lack of bad habits, 
excepting only a large and expressive vocabulary, consisting, 
metaphorically speaking, of one frog and one lion, — "Well FI1 
be dahned !" and "Mercy me !" Ben was the victim of a 
practical joke Plebe year as a result of which he is a connis- 
seur in vegetable seeds, merry-go-rounds, baby-foods, and 
corsets. Seriously though, Ben is a man, one of the most 
upright and kindhearted in the Class, one respected first, and 
liked afterwards. 



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3ame$ Carroll Byrnes 

"DOC" "CARROLL" 

Green N, Track team (4, 3, 2, 1) 
Lucky Bag Committee 



James Carroll Byrnes <was born in Norfolk, 
Va., June 10, 1890, and has spent most of his 
time there. After attending the Norfolk Academy, 
and the Brooklyn, N. Y. schools, he nvent to St. 
John 's College, but did not graduate before enter- 
ing the cAcademy. He <rvas appointed at large by 
President Roose'belt. 





\T takes just about one minute to find that Doc 
hails from the "Saouth." This fact, however, 
does not keep him from being energetic, and 
during Plebe year and Youngster year he 
plugged away on the track, winter and spring, 
running his mile or two every day, until now 
he is the Navy's crack distance runner, and wears the coveted 
green N. He is of a musical turn of mind, and though he 
can't sing, constantly warbles the latest song-hit. He also 
picked up the mandolin during Second Class year, and carries 
that off very well. Has considerable talent as an artist, and 
has helped much in the decoration of this book. Not a bonoid, 
but a good student, and if the medical department will pass 
his eyes as they have finally done in years before, he will 
easily make good in the Service. 

" Look aout." 



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Daniel judson Callagban 

"DAN" 

White Numerals (4), White N 2d (3), 

White N (2), Hustlers, 

Lucky Bag Staff 



Daniel Judson Ca.lla.ghan <was born in San 
Francisco, July 26, 1890, where he Wbed until his 
appointment to the Na^bal cAcademy. cAttended 
St. Ignatius College in San Francisco. He %>as 
appointed from California by Senator Perkins. 




\AN came to the Academy a quiet, steady fellow, 
and leaves it just as quiet, but steadier* One of 
the very few men who have not changed their 
good habits and who have not acquired bad 
ones* He has a rare combination of straight- 
forwardness, dignity, and generosity, that makes 
him one of the most respected and admired men in the Brigade. 
One of the big, strong men of the class, and his athletic record 
is enviable despite the fact that he has been handicapped by 
injuries every season. His buzzard Second Class year and 
stripes the next came as no surprise to his friends ; his success 
as a three-striper has shown that he deserved all he got. He 
has a clear, level head and a remarkable memory, but his class 
standing has suffered because of his extensive letter-writing. 
His claims to being a Red Mike have suffered sadly during ths 
last two years. 



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William franklin Callaway 

"DEADWOOD DICK" "DEVIL" 
•DICK" 




William Franklin Callaivay <was born in Clin- 
ton, Missouri, November 7, 1889. before enter- 
ing the Naval Academy he spent nearly three 
years at the Clinton High School. 





^ICK is one of the quiet men of the class, who 
steadily makes good without much furor. One 
of the Acey-Deucey sharps of Cruise days, and 
a member of the notorious Second Deck Iron- 
clads. He rhinoes on occasions, but merely for 
the fun of it, which few of us can say. He has 
a fetching grin of his own design, and makes gcod but quiet 
company. He is modest and rather too diffident for either a 
savoir or a fusser, though he has attempted the latter several 
times during his career. He loves a rough-house, as a good 
many quiet men do, and when "Bright Eyes" and "Alf " join 
him there is usually something happening. He roomed with 
Hyman for the first two years, until that little hazing incident 
occured. Doesn't know what it is not to be worried over his 
eyes, and has a chronic dread of physical exams. 






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Everett Dole Capebart 



•'EVERETT" 



Lucky Wnii Staff. Masqueraders (2>. 



Everett Dole Ca.peha.rt %>as born in Ports- 
mouth, Ne%> Hampshire, on June 26, 1890. cAs 
the son of a naval officer he has travelled exten- 
sively both at home and abroad, but found time 
to attend Rogers High School in Newport, 'P. /., 
and St. Lukes School, Wayne, Penn., before enter- 
ing the cAcademy, to vjhich he ivas appointed 
from Nevj Hampshire. 





! VERETT is particularly noted for his brilliancy 
in all subjects expounded in the Steam Build- 
ing. Is never happier than when chewing 
chalk over a sketch of a relief-valve or a four- 
cylinder gas engine. Warm hearted and 
generous, he is a friend most assuredly worth 
knowing, and one on whom you can rely to help you in your 
woes to the best of his ability. Has a wonderful amount of 
aplomb and refuses to be bluffed by anyone or anything. His 
polished manner, his conversational powers, and his dapper 
appearance, make him a favorite with the fair sex, and he can 
usually be found on a Saturday afternoon, ensconsed on a 
comfortable sofa with a sweet maiden, or gracing one of the 
weekly " pink-teas". Spends hours, — and numerous bars of 
shaving soap, — devising means to stop the growth of his heavy 
beard. Claims he will grow a "Van Dyke" and a moustache, 
as soon as he graduates. 






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Ccc Cummins Carey 

"LEE" "CUMMINS" 

Football (3, 2, 1), 

Yellow N, Track (4, 3, 2, 1) Green N, 

Captain Track Team (1), 

Welter-weight Wrestling Championship (4) 

Midshipmen's Athletic Association. 




Lee Cummins Carey %>as born in Berlin, Mary- 
land, on May 7, 1887. He Wbed in Baltimore 
most of his life, and spent three years at Tome 
Institute before being appointed to the cAcademy 
by the Hon. Thomas cA. Smith from Maryland. 





^HEN Lee came to the Academy he had already 
won an enviable record for himself in the track 
world. Many people remember yet the time 
when he took off his cits after being sworn in 
on his re-exam, and won a track-meet for the 
Navy. The " Pride of Maryland" is too 
feather-brained and light-hearted to be a good student, and he 
would rather argue with Spig any old study-period than bone. 
He is noted as one of the most conscientious newspaper 
readers in the Class, and his political information is voluminous. 
He goes to every hop, dances every dance, and knows 
every girl that comes down. If you are looking for trouble, 
ask him what they said about him in the Minstrel Show, He 
is good-natured, easy-going but rather nervous, and has prob- 
ably the most perfect build in the Class. 

** No. It wasn't her." 




Rivers 3obn$on Carstarpben 



'CHESTY' 



'Rivers Johnson Carstarphen <was born in Fort 
Smith, cArkansas, on 'December 25, 1889. He 
•went to Fort Smith High School but left during 
his senior year. 




',N eccentric chap who was never seen in a dis- 
agreeable mood and who is always ready for a 
"pestle." Chesty can keep you laughing all 
the time without trying. He is one who never 
looked forward to First Class smoking privilege 
because he has always had it. Even during 
Plebe year he was the Chief Engineer of a big sea-going pipe 
which was always running under forced draft. Chesty never 
takes anything seriously and this may be a fault, but we 
are sure that when the real serious propositions present them- 
selves he will be ready for the job. He will not attempt to 
argue with you ; if your ideas vary from his he'll simply 
throw his chin in the air and say, "Aint you got no brains ?" 
Chesty isn't much of a fusser, that is, he will not fuss just any 
girl, but when one of the little dames from Fort Smith is in 
town, why his name might just as well be Lucien Byron. 

"Fmde pivot." 



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tthlliam Dwigbc Chandler, Jr. 

"PORKEY" 

Gray Numerals (3, 2) 
Captain Class Fencing Team (2) 



Wr/fram D<wight Chandler 1z>as born in Winona, 
Minnesota, on cMay 30, 1890, but later he moved 
to Concord, New Hampshire. He spent t<n>o years 
at the Concord High School but left before gradu- 
ation. He <was appointed from Neiv Hampshire. 





ORKEY kept his roommate on the straight and 
narrow path for so long that he was crowded 
off himself, and has since become one of the 
boys. One of those persistent and consistent 
savoirs who go along from day to day making 
the same old 3.9 spiel, even though sometimes 
it does verge on the edge, as when Porkey put the whole 
shrinkage table, word for word, on the board. Every year 
when fencing season rolls around, Porkey is found down in 
the Armory, banging away at a little black spot and wonder- 
ing why he can't hit it. First Class cruise he got into a little 
altercation which wound him up in the same boat with a lot 
of others, though he had the right on his side. A hard- 
working, quiet fellow who is not given the credit he deserves 
and one who every day is finding himself more appreciated by 
his class-mates. 



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mariott Case Cheek 

•COLONEL" "CHECK" "MIKE' 
"MARION" 



Marion Case Cheek <7vas born in l^ipley, Ten- 
nessee, on October 18, 1888. He graduated from 
Fulton High School and <went to Kentucky State 
University at Lexington, Kentucky. Epsilon 
Chapter of Sigma cAlpha Epsilon. 




^HE Old Kentucky Colonel is a hard man to 
write about. It takes moving pictures to de- 
scribe him. Loves to show oil his dago and 
made a big hit in Marseille. The Colonel is 
always in love with someone, and we must 
add that someone is always in love with him. 
He likes good horses and has always shown a preference for 
Kentucky maidens, but as for the rest — he drinks Appolinaris. 
He has the reputation of being one of the squarest men in the 
class, with himself, with his class-mates and with the under- 
classmen. A good brace, a good voice, and the faculty of 
making himself popular without trying are three of his valu- 
able assets. If you are in trouble and want some level-headed 
advice, he is a man from whom you can get it. The Colonel 
is one of the "Possums" and you can find him with T. Bear, 
or Johnnie or Dick most any old time. 

"What's the latest joke on T. Bear?" 



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fienry Sellers ItlcKee Clay 

"HENRY" 

Football (4, 3, 2, 1) N Star. Red Numerals. 

Choir (2, 1). Masqueraders (2, 1). 

Athletic Representative (4). 

Hop Committee. June Ball Committee. 

Treasurer, Athletic Association. 




Henry Sellers McKee Clay voas born cApril 10, 
1889, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before 
entering the Naval cAcademy he attended the 
DeLancy and the Yeates Schools, graduating at 
the tatter. He spent a year at Williams College 
%>here he became a member of the Delta Psi, 
before being appointed to the Naval cAcademy by 
Colonel cMorrell from the 5th Pennsylvania. 





ITHOUT a doubt Henry is one of the most 
thoroughly liked men in the class. Although 
naturally of a retiring disposition when placed 
in a position of responsibility his inherent 
strong character asserts itself. His four years 
on the football team were characterized by his 
steady playing, and he has always been counted one of the 
"sure" men. He was chosen to lead the team his First Class 
year, but an unfortunate misunderstanding with the authorities 
during the Cruise deprived him of this honor. Despite this, 
he played his hardest during all the season, and no small 
credit for the 3 to victory over the Army may be attributed 
to him. Too much praise cannot be bestowed on him for the 
sportsmanlike spirit he displayed while laboring under difficult- 
ies most men would have counted insuperable. Henry is a 
great favorite with the fair sex, every inch a man, and one 
whom we are proud to claim as a class-mate and friend. 



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Calvin Raves Cobb 

"GRANNY" 

Class Football (4). Football (3, 2, 1), 

Yellow N. White Numerals (4, 3). 

Orange Numerals (2, 1). Rifle Squad (2, 1), 

Brown N 2d. Secretary, Midshipmen's 

Athletic Association. 

Manager, Rifle Team. Expert Bar. 

CaVbin Hayes Cobb ivas born at Kittery, 
cMaine, on cNjrvember 21, 1889. He attended 
Traipe Academy [Class of '07) and left to enter 
Phillips Exeter \ Class of '09). cAfter passing his 
entrance exams to the Naval cAcademy, he re- 
turned to Traipe cAcademy where he graduated 
<with his class. He Ipas appointed from Maine by 
Senator Frye. 




GOOD-LOOKING, fair-haired athlete from the 
banks of the Piscataqua. Walked right into 
first money on the football team Youngster 
Year, and would have shot in the 1910 
National Match at Camp Perry but for an 
accident to his eyes. Early considered it a 
duty to help multiply the stag line, until finally he became one 
of the boldest fussers of them all. Kept a scrap book that bade 
fair to make him famous as a collector of queer odds and ends 
of literary fancy. Granny was always very agile during his 
Academic Career, and a particular instance is known when, 
at a pinch, he dived from the middle of the room to the under 
and far side of his bed sans saying, "how do" to the incoming 
O. C. Seldom rhinos, possesses a fair amount of saviness, 
and so has never worried much about that will-o-the-wisp, 2. 5. 




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francis JUarion Collier 



•PAT' 



'EPLURIBUS' 



Baseball Numerals (4, 3, 2, 1). 

Captain, Class Baseball Team (2). 

Manager, Class Football (3, 2, 1). 

Expert Bar. 



Francis Marion Collier <was born in Big Stone 
Gap, Virginia, on March 31, 1888. Before enter- 
ing the Academy, he had graduated from the Big 
Stone Gap High School, and from the Virginia 
Polytechnic Institute. He ivas appointed from 
'Virginia. 





AT, early in his naval career, earned the 
sobriquet " Epluribus " from his remarkable 
resemblance to the bird of prey. He hails from 
that delightful little hamlet, Big Stone Gap,Va., 
and it is rumored that on his Youngster leave, 
the whole town, with the inevitable brass band, 
turned out to welcome the home-coming, "pampered pet of the 
nation". Like a true Mick, Pat is ready to scrap on the leas* 
provocation, preferably a self-made one. Despite his fiery 
disposition, his mature appearance lends him a dignity and 
gravity not to be lightly reckoned with. Always stands well, 
— and that with very little effort, for he is an accomplished 
master in the art of bluffing. He has confined his athletic 
energies to baseball, and for three years has been one of the 
standbys on the class team. Contrary to his dignified appear- 
ance, he is always ready for a rough-house — the rougher the 
better. 



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Eewis Olells Comstock 

"WELLS" COMMY*' 

Yellow Numerals. Green Numerals. 

Orange Numerals. 

Class Crest Committee. 



Lewis Wells Comstock <was born in Cleveland, 
Ohio, on November 15, 1888. He graduated from 
the ShaivHigh School, East Cleveland, Ohio, and 
then l&ent to Western Reserve University for a 
year. While there, he became a member of the 
Zeta Chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. 








^OMMY'S greatest sorrow is the rapid thinning 
of his golden locks. He was quite fond of 
Herpicide Second Class year until Queen Lil 
poured in some peroxide. We yet remember 
the awful moment when Commy discovered 
that his hair had taken on all shades of the 
rainbow. Commy is the most independent man in the class, 
and he always says exactly what he thinks. He is an effi- 
cient man, rather savvy, and decidedly non-greasy. He likes 
fussing, and has a way about him that attracts the femmes, 
though they all stand somewhat in awe of him. He is so 
fond of running Plebes in fierce tones that they all hide under 
the nearest bed at his approach. He goes out for any form of 
athletics that pops into his head, and is usually found around 
most class teams. Frank to an extreme, you soon know if 
Commy likes you. Widely known, his friendship is a pleas- 
ure to a large circle. 





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ilrcy lUoodson Conway 



•UREY" 



Urey Woodson Conway <u>as born in Philadel- 
phia, 'Pa., October 6, 1889. He has lived in and 
around Washington, and attended Western High 
School there for t<u>o years. He has also lived in 
California, and Kentucky, and claims the last for 
his home. 





EGULARLY every month, Urey blossoms out 
with a bran-new theory about something or 
other, and a bran-new hair tonic. He early 
attained fame for the number of pretty girls he 
brought to the hops for the first time, and in all 
probability the Farewell Ball will see him as 
enthusiastic and as successful as ever. He enjoys a big time, 
but not a rough one, and usually gets his share. By nature, 
he is a hard student, but he always manages to have the time 
to help others over the rough places. Some claim that his 
quietness is due to thought, and that when he talks he usually 
has something to say. This is more or less true. He intends 
to stay in the Service, and he has all the qualifications re- 
quired. During the first part of First Class year, he was one 
of those afflicted, during the typhoid "epidemic", but came 
through all right. 

" Well, that's fair enough/' 



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Trancis Sanderson Craven 

"FRANK" "OUI-OUI" "HERKEY" 
Lucky Bag Staff. 



Francis Sanderson Craven ivas born in Pitts- 
ford, ENievj York, on August 16, 1890. Aside 
from tvjo years of his early life spent in cAlaska, 
he spent most of his youth at the Naval Academy 
as an officer's "kid. " He spent one year at the 
Haverford School, Haverford, Pennsylvania, and 
<was appointed to the Naval cAcademy by the 
President. 




CRAVEN of the Cravens, lifter of the 800- 
pound shell, inventor and designer — that's 
Frank ! He made a name for himself on two 
cruises, Youngster year by lifting a shell weigh- 
ing a third of a ton, and as a Second Classman 
by working a sick leave graft. Although he 
has grown a foot since he came in here, this has not interfered 
with his intellectual development. Without any special boning, 
he has held his own well toward the top of the class, for he is 
naturally a savoir. Of an inventive turn of mind, we may 
expect to hear of him in the future. He is a consistent fusser 
of discrimination and taste, but of late he seems in this 
regard to have concentrated. To those who know Frank, 
he has proved a steadfast friend who will do anything to help 
a man whom he likes. 






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3ame$ mcDowcll €re$ap 

"JIMMY" 

Yellow Numerals. Expert Bar. 
Fencing Squad (3, 2, 1). 
Masqueraders (3, 2, 1). 



James McDowell Cresap 'was born in Annapolis, 
Md., May 19, 1889. He spent tivo years in the 
cAnnapolis High School and one year at the Char- 
lotte Street High School of Norfolk, Va. Suc- 
ceeding this he entered St. John's College at 
Annapolis, and spent tivo years and a half there. 





|UR first experiences with Jimmy date back to 
crab cruises of the old Severn and he then 
impressed on us the fact that we were mere 
plebes. A cherubic choleric blue-eyed young- 
ster who believes in some of the customs of the 
old Navy, and who looks his best when in the 
front ranks of the chorus-girls in the Masqueraders' shows. 
A terror on plebes, and has them do many novel stunts for 
his own amusement. Has a hard time to keep off the conduct 
grades and is forever squidging. With Pat Buchanan ran a 
chamber of horrors Second Class year, in which they 
"shocked" many of our sensibilities and incidentally almost 
assassinated Culis Bartlett. A former native of Crabtown, 
but says little on this score. A steadfast and true friend at all 
times. Jimmy has had more than his share of ill-luck here, 
but has come out of it all a better man. 

" Hey, Mister ! You good-looking Man !" 



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Charles Rill Curry 



Expert Bar 



Charles Hill Curry voas born in Elmer, Nevj 
Tersey, on March 18, 1889. He lived in c^Cevj 
Jersey and Pennsylvania. Graduated from the 
Brovjn Preparatory School at Philadelphia, and 
then attended the University of Pennsylvania for 
one year. Entered the Academy on July 2, 1907, 
having been appointed from Nev) Jersey. 




'ERE is one of those fellows of whom the more 
you see the more you like. Quiet, unassum- 
ing, of equable temperament, more or less a 
dreamer, Charley is a man for whom everyone 
has respect and sympathy too. For, unfortun- 
ately, things technical and studies of a practical 
kind do not appeal strongly to his mind, and many's the battle 
he has had against the merciless ebb-tide of exams. But 
thanks to a good deal of grit he has pulled through and he is 
still one of us, despite dreams of a happy home in the Coast 
Artillery. They say Charles didn't do a great deal of sight- 
seeing in London or anywhere else for that matter. Merchan- 
dise called him, and he went shopping, shopping, on and on. 
Why? Well, he enjoyed it. He gained the reputation on the 
cruise of being the most consistent letter- writer in the class. 



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3o$epb Ray €ygon 



•PEDE" «'CY" 



Joseph c Ray Cygon lz>as born in Mead<ville, 
Mississippi, on January 29, 1887. He graduated 
at the Meadville (Miss.) High School, and spent 
fk>o years at SMississippi College before entering 
the Academy. He ivas appointed from Mississippi. 





\EDE the undownable ! ! Best natured and most 
happy-go-lucky man in the Class. Never 
known to rhino, Pede is always ready to listen 
to anyone's stories, with a smile and a hearty 
laugh at the end of them. First Class year, 
Pede left the ranks of the Red Mikes and 
joined the fussers. Since then he hasn't missed the smallest 
opportunity. Ran Pat Collier a close race on the Cruise, but 
finally won out, even though the Colonel swears it was 
his sketch of the Tabor Indicator that turned the trick. In 
spite of all his talk of resigning and going back to Mississippi 
there is no one who can hand out more dope on the Ensign 
Bill than Pede. He can start more rumors in five minutes 
than Hodson, and that's going some, and he tells it all with 
such a straight face and with such assurance that before long 
he believes it all himself. 



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matter Sherman Davidson 



'DAVY" 



Yellow Numerals (1) 



Walter Sherman Davidson <was born in 
Waltersburg, Pennsylvania, cHovember 8, 1889. 
He attended the Uniontoivn High School, in his 
present home, Uniontovjn, for three years before 
entering the Academy. 




^HE canny Scot, A rather quiet chap, — when 
asleep, — conscientious, determined, with high 
ideals and the character to live up to them. 
Not that Davy at all dislikes to go out with the 
boys. He is just as human as any of us, and 
when in the mood thoroughly enjoys a big 
liberty. The point is that the moods don't overlap and Davy 
knows a well defined limit. Made the football squad Second 
Class year but decided that training table grub was not worth 
the work. A great believer in the ideas of Fletcher. Dearly 
loves to join a bunch and start some agony. Also very fond 
of extracting odd noises from a violin, though he can play 
when he wishes. Regards hops in a very business-like way, 
simply as a means of killing time. Never spreads his fussing 
over a large area for the pure pleasure of fussing. Believes in 
concentration. 





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Samuel Kaercber Day 




"HAPPY" 

Yellow N 2d. Expert Bar. 
Masqueruders (4). Finals Wrestling (2). 



TBk *m- 



Samuel Kaercher Day l&as born in Mt. 
"Pleasant, Pennsylvania, on SMarch 10, 1888. 
cAfter graduating from the Hazleton (Pa.) School, 
he entered the Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., 
ivhere he became a member of Phi Chapter of the 
Theta Delta Chi. He <was appointed from Penn- 
sylvania . 





TYPICAL little Pennsylvania Dutchman, Is 
never-failingly good-humored, and ever ready 
to laugh at a joke — including his own. Has a 
contagious laugh, and can give Bill Quigley 
cards and spades as a facial contortionist. 
Bones conscientiously and always stands well, 
though he had an awful scare Second-Class Year, when that 
dark-horse Mechanics, almost nosed him out at the tape. 
Being a husky little bruin, he played for four years on the 
Hustlers ; but shortcomings as regards form prevented him 
from becoming an Ail-American halfback. Was a Red-Mike, 
as a Plebe, but fell into line with others, Youngster year, 
and since then invariably drags to every hop. Must be 
a Mormon, for he has never succeeded in living with one 
"wife" for two consecutive years. Pulled down a job as a 
First P. O. and performed his duties with admirable regularity 
and precision. 




Ralph Earl Dennett 



"WILL" 



Ralph Earl Dennett <zoas born in Kittery, 
Maine, July 30, 1890, and has lived in Maine, 
Massachusetts, Illinois, Georgia and Alabama. 
Attended Kittery High School and Phillip Exeter 
Academy. 




ILL is one of the quietest men in the Class, but 
the fact that he rooms with Casey Woodward 
shows that he is always ready for a rough 
house. In spite of his unassuming ways, he is 
known for his generosity and sincerity, which 
stamp him the true gentleman. He is abso- 
lutely non-greasy, and yet he^ has had no difficulty with that 
fatal 2.5. Although not an athlete he keeps in good physical 
shape by voluntary work in the Gym. One of the few who 
read only the best books. With Casey, Peck, and Billy, he 
forms a group of inseperables that has lasted for the four 
years. Aboard ship he does his work thoroughly and ef- 
ficiently, but not because of a desire to show off. If sobriety, 
careful study, and hard work can help a man in the Service, 
he will have a very successful career. 




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motion Cyndbolm Deyo 

"MORT" 

Choir (4, 3, 2). Masqueraders (2). 
White N 2nd. 







Morton Lyndholm Deyo %as bom July 1, 1887, 
at c Poughkeepsie . cNjTto York. He later lived in 
Wisconsin and then in California and finally re- 
sided in Albany, N. Y. He <rvas appointed to the 
Naval cAcademy after spending one year at Yale, 
"tohere he ivas a member of the Delta Phi 
Fraternity. 





^HE Beau Brummel of the class, A heavy fusser 
and all around good fellow. He came to us 
from Yale and at every opportunity tells of the 
virtues of that place of learning, although from 
his class standing he did not do much in the 
learning line. Has had many close calls with 
the Academic Department, but always manages to keep to 
windward of a two-five. He can give you the straight dope on 
anything you want to know from the progress of the Ensign 
Bill to the latest in Annapolis society. Made a great hit 
Second Class year with the Masqueraders. An old stand-by 
in the choir until First Class year when he tendered his resig- 
nation with the reason that, as Sunday papers were barred, he 
would also have to leave. He likes a good book, a good 
cigarette, and a warm radiator ; with these he is perfectly 
contented. 

" I say, Chas/' 



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ftarolcl Gordon Douglas 

" DOUG" 

Football Numerals (3) N2nd(2) NStar(l) 

Basketball BNB (3, 2, 1) 

Lacrosse LNT (4. 3) Crew Numerals (2) 

Christmas Card Committee 

Class Crest Committee 



Harold Gordon Douglas <was born in Brooklyn, 
Ne%? York, on the 28th of April 1890. He attended 
both the Boys' High School and Manual Training 
High School of Brooklyn for a total of three years, 
but did not graduate. His present residence is in 
Ne^ York. 




\OUG is the Eiffel Tower of the Class, and is 
girthed in proportion. From the first he 
had all the Profs bluffed, and since he added a 
pair of eye-glasses with an intellectual looking 
silk ribbon to his equipment he has been able to 
knock off work altogether. His athletic career 
has been a gradual crescendo; he started out Plebe year with 
Lacrosse only. Youngster year he added Basketball to his reper 
toire, and now he lives on the training table all year round. 
Though he has never been south of Crabtown in all his life, he 
has one of the most perfect Southern drawls in the Academy; 
it took him two years to acquire it, but then anything you 
really want is worth working for. Doug has the gentle art 
of running down to a science and as he is possessed of a 
quick wit and is ever prepared with a ready answer, it is 
seldom indeed that you ever get back at him. 



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Delavan Bloodgood Downer 



"DELAVAN" 

White Numerals 




c Dela r ban Bloodgood Dcnuner <was born in 
Brooklyn, New York, on June 24, 1888. He 
graduated from Lake%>ood School, and attended 
the Carnegie Technical School before entering 
the Academy to •which he <was appointed from 
Wisconsin. He claims New Jersey for his home. 





ELAVAN is one of those unusual people that 
can be met once or twice in a lifetime, to whom 
Math is simplicity. He works a prob in two 
or three steps that it would take an ordinary- 
man fifteen minutes to work, and he has so 
many short cuts that he is absolutely useless 
to the wooden man. He never bones, and gets most of his 
enjoyment out of life through his insatiable taste for books 
and his love for tobacco. He is a heavy fusser, rarely misses 
a hop, and his feminine friends are legion. His efficiency 
drew him his little present from the Cruise, for when he cares 
to be he is cool, collected, and possesses a good fund of 
common sense. During the last year he lost a good deal of 
time as a victim of the typhoid epidemic, but he could afford 
that. He and Jack Okie have no reason to remember 
English with any degree of pleasure. 

" Got anything to read ? ' 



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Robert morris Doyle 



BOBBY" 



"Robert Morris Doyle, Jr., <was born at 'Peeks- 
kill, N. Y., on July 31, 1889. <As a naval 
officer's son he has lived at "various places on 
both coasts, and attended St. Luke's School and 
Whitivorth College before he <was appointed to 
the cAcademy by Senator cAnkeny from Washing- 
ton State. 




^OBBY is a great book worm, not from choice, 
however. Has undoubtedly burned more 
midnight candles than anyone else in the 
Academy. An exceedingly reticent chap, but 
once you've broken the ice of his reserve and 
had a glimpse of his true self you congratulate 
yourself on the privilege of counting him among your friends. 
He is ready at all times to help you to the best of his ability, 
whether it be fussing your queen's dearest friend, whom she 
brought down to the hop with her, or lending you a collar 
two sizes too big. Enjoyed the distinction of receiving at the 
second hop First Class year, according to the Army-Navy 
Journal, and since then has been resting on his laurels. 
Essayed to woo ** Lady Nicotine " on the Cruise but gave it 
up as a bad job. Rarely showed up at meals when at sea, 
and with Arturo is a firm believer in that old adage, "Any 
old port in a storm ", 



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Robert fienry Cnglisb 



•BOB' 



'STUMPY" 



Baseball (4, 3, 2). White (N). 
White N 2d (4, 2). 



c Rpbert Henry English <was horn at Warrenton. 
Ga., January 16, 1888. He graduated from the 
Warrenton High School, and entered Georgia In- 
stitute of Technology in 1904 <where he passed 
ftvo years, becoming a member of the Gamma 
Alpha Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity. 





lERHAPS the one best bet about Bob is that he 
is in earnest ; he's in earnest about everything 
he does, — and he is doing something most all 
the time. Not that he is "sober-sided/' but 
Bob takes the serious things of life a little more 
than the rest of us, and that is one reason why 
he accomplishes things. He has a well-formulated opinion on 
every subject and is not averse to telling just what that opinion 
is. This very self-reliance is what probably kept him off the 
baseball team one year, for he made up his mind that the 
proper way to bat — but that's a long story. Bob is one of 
those quiet and unobtrusive fussers who does not flutter 
exclusively around one flame but is mildly singed by a whole 
galaxy of candles. However, we venture to predict that he 
will be one of our first Benedicts; Bob's instincts are essen- 
tially domestic. 

44 What's the tempertoor of the armatoor ?" 



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Uincent Paul €rwin 



RED" 



CUTEY" 



'VINCENT PALL" 



Class Football (4) Class Baseball (4) 

Football N 2d (2, 1) Baseball N (3, 2, 1) 

Captain (1) 



'Vincent Paul Erl&in ivas born in Chapman, 
Kansas, on the 9th day of cAugust, 1888. He 
graduated at the Dickinson County High School 
before entering the\cAcademy from Kansas. 




BLOND headed, big hearted youth who gave 
up life on a Kansas farm in order to serve his 
country. Became famous Plebe year through 
having an Ail-American brother at the Point, 
and immediately began to show them that he 
was some class himself when it came to 
athletics. Was elected baseball captain but studies forced him 
to turn the job over to Dan, and just missed his football N. 
Second Class year, through the cancellation of the Army game. 
With nothing but athletics, Red would star ; as it is, however, 
studies are the bane of his existence. Takes to the sea like a 
horse does to flying; on the cruise it was a case of "up anchor, 
down Red, down anchor, up Red". With these seagoing 
qualities, there is no doubt but that he will make a first class 
Army officer. A heavy fusser and the pride of the ladies, who 
refer to him as that " Good-looking Mr. Erwin ". 

"Hey, King!" 






10 G 



lay Knight €sler 



"JAKE" 

Wrestling (3) 




Jay Knight Esler ivas born on March 20, 1888, 
at Grand Ha^ben. Michigan. He graduated from 
the Lansing High School. He is a Master Mason, 
and a member of the Lansing Lodge. He 'was 
aovointed from Michigan. 





I|N Jake we find a serious-minded classmate who 
never gets into trouble because of his sterling 
quality of " minding his own business ". He 
hopes soon to outshine all mechanical geniuses 
by inventing a very superior type of aeroplane. 
The Scientific American and Aerodynamics are 
delicacies for him. In wrestling, his work has stood out for 
years. A fusser — not Jake ! When asked for what ship he 
was to req., he replied, " I want to hit the same ship as Happy 
Day, so he can fuss all the ladies while I stand his duty ". 
During his academic career he has been known to drag but 
once. Although Jake takes life very seriously and has never 
been known to rhino, he has always come through on the 
sunny side of a 3. 0. To make Jake happy give him number- 
less black cigars, a vile pipe, a good companion, a stool on 
the quarter-deck, and a rolling sea. 



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IHilton marion Tenner 



•MILT" 



Milton Marion Fenner <u>as born in Fredonia, 
New York, on August 19, 1887. He attended St. 
Paul's School at Concord, Nevv Hampshire, for 
bix>o years, and then <was appointed to the Academy 
by Congressman c Ureeland from cNftu York. 







JjISS FORTUNE seems to have singled out this 
man as her shining mark during the course, 
for Milt has been " up against it " right along. 
Incapacitated by serious illness early in Second 
Class year, the Jonah of the four, it was not 
until well along in First Class year that he was 
able to rejoin us. In the face of almost insurmountable odds 
he has bravely struggled to breast the tide of daily events, and 
its a safe gamble that he will come out O. K. when the bugle 
busts on that last great day. Milt has had all of the disagree- 
able features of our life here and practically none of the pleasant 
side, yet with all this, has preserved his same lovable good- 
nature and sense of humor. One of those who featured in 
the "Mystery of the Locked Room." Milt is a quiet, reserved 
person who says little and does much. 





108 



Richard Stockton field 

"DICK" 

Masqueraders (4, 3, 2, V. Choir (2). 

Assistant Cheer Leader. Lucky Bag* Staff. 

Christmas Card Committee. 

Class Song Committee. 



'Pichard Stockton Field ivas born on Anchorage 
Plantation, Pocahontas, Mississippi, June 9, 1890. 
He attended the Jackson, Miss. High School for 
three years, then left school and 'went into business 
for tivo years. He <was appointed to the Academy 
by the Hon. E.J. Bovvers, from Mississippi. 





\ICK is one of those happy people who are never 
prone to see the seamy side. He is an optimist 
and a Southerner, and that about sizes him up. 
He has been a moving spirit in the old Sixth 
Company for four years, and his good judgment 
has carried its weight in the ruling of the Class. 
His wit and ready laugh make him a welcome addition to any 
company and have made him indispensable as an end man in 
the minstrel shows. He got into the choir one year on his 
grease, but taking all things into consideration, he decided that 
he was not a success as a song-bird and quit. He never 
secured high class standing, but possesses lots of good common 
sense, and opinions on every subject which he is always 
willing to support. His nature demands a crowd and plenty 
of excitement, and he usually has both. 

** O, we are four Possums — " 



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John fl$$er$on Tkicber 



JOHN" "JACK" 



•JOHNNIE" 



Class Basketball (3, 2) 

Secretary Y. M. C. A. (2) 

Vice-Pres. Y. M. C. A. (1) Masqueraders (3) 



John cAsserson Fletcher was born in Brooklyn 
on November 24, 1889. He c was educated in the 
public schools of Rhode Island and Connecticut. 
His present home address is Ne*u> London, Conn. 




UIET and unassuming, John is ever ready to 
help a friend. He couples a natural aptitude 
for study with moderate savviness, the 
combination placing him well up in the first 
third of the Class. A zealous worker in the 
Y, M. C. A., his efforts were rewarded with 
the Vice-Presidency First Class year. A trifle small for an 
athlete, but has displayed his worth on several occasions in 
Class basketball games. Fusses conscientiously but never 
became particularly worked up over any one girl till First 
Class year. One of the lucky ones to be rewarded with 
P. O.'s Second Class year, and when the final test came, 
John's efficient work aboard the " Massy ** brought him a 
battallion adjutancy. A strong minded man of good prin- 
ciples, liked by his superiors and his classmates, who will be a 
credit to the service. 



Arthur Uloodfin ford 



"STLDE" 
Expert Bar 



Arthur Ford c was born in Dorado, Kansas, 
January 3, 1888. He spent three years of his 
early life among the Osage Indians in Indian 
Territory. He graduated at the Lawrence (Kansas) 
High School and spent a year at the University of 
Kansas before entering the Academy. 





^TUDE is a quiet man who likes to be around 
with a crowd, though he seldom contributes to 
the excitement except at intervals to throw in 
some little witticism. Like some quiet men he 
enjoys fussing, but usually has a good deal of 
trouble locating his partners at the hops on 
account of his eyes. These have always given him trouble, 
the eyes not the partners, and ever since Youngster year, he 
has dreaded the annual seance with the examining board. If 
his eyes are bad his hand is not, and he is particularly savvy 
in anything that has Math in it. He is fond of reading, and 
may frequently be found buried in a volume of Victor Hugo. 
He had the rather unique experience of finding a lost affinity 
in his room-mate, with whom he played when a small kid 
back in old Kansas. He is a steady man and a good friend. 



Ill 




Ulilliatn Donnison ford 

"DON" 

Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1) Bulletin (2) 

Editor in Chief (1) Yellow Numerals (4, 2) 

Lucky Bag Staff 



William Ford <zvas born in Neiv York, August 
21, 1889. He attended the Polytechnic Preparatory 
School of Brooklyn, and Manual Training High 
School of Brooklyn, spending three years at the 
first, and tivo at the second. He ivas appointed 
from Ne% York by the Hon. George Waldo. 




HERE are some people who go through this 
place, and get a reputation for fabulous savvi- 
ness, just because they stand among the top- 
notchers of the Class. Yet here is a man who 
possesses far more general knowledge than any- 
average two of our simon-pure savoirs, yet his 
standing doesn't show it, A broad reader, a clever writer, and 
possessed of a memory that might well excite the envy of 
many a litterateur, Don is a man whom it is a real pleasure 
to call a friend. Best of all, he is not in the least pedantic, and 
looking at him from the viewpoint of the mere surface, he is 
light, happy, witty, and almost too careless about many things. 
His energetic conduct of the Bulletin, his clever share in the 
"Rhymers Club", will long be remembered. At athletics he 
has been most successful, and throughout his course has 
breezed along, a human antidote to all rhinoing. 
"Oh, what's a 2.3?" 



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Paul Frederick To$ter 

'•PALL" 

Ked N 2nd. Christmas Card Committees 
Business Manager of the Lucky Bag 




Paul Foster •was born in Wichita, Kansas, on 
March 25, 1889. He has lived in Kansas, Utah, 
Oklahoma, and Idaho, at different times, and 
found time to attend the University of Idaho 
before his appointment to the Academy by Senator 
Dubois, of Idaho. 





I AUL'S Academic career may be divided into two 
parts ; Before and After Pompadour. His first 
claim to distinction during the old B. P. days, 
was when he ran for something over a year 
without receiving any demerits. As a volumi- 
nous newspaper reader, and infallible dispenser 
of information, he has never had an equal. His record at the 
Academy has been one of quiet achievement. In studies he has 
maintained a creditable stand, and in athletics, though handi- 
capped by lack of weight, he has gained a seat in the second 
boat, and finally he has received the highest military honor of 
the Institution, and has demonstrated that it was well-deserved. 
In spite of a conflict between his high sense of duty, and certain 
customs of the Academy, he has throughout retained his dignity 
and his popularity, and earned the reputation of being the best 
Five-Striper we have known. 

" I presume so/' 



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George Cannon fuller 



GEORGE" "MADAM" 



George Fuller ivas born September 20, 1886, in 
Omaha, Nebraska. After three years at the 
Omaha High School, he passed the entrance exams 
for the Class of 1908, but %>as only an alternate. 
He%as again appointed, this time from Arkansas, 
and entered •with 1910, and 'was turned back after 
a long sick-leave into our Class. He is our oldest 
member. 




,EORGE is a quiet, dark little man who was 
turned back from 1910 because of eye trouble. 
His pleasant manners and his willingness to 
work made him a favorite with the officers on 
the Cruise, and when the precedence list came 
out he was among the Three-Stripers. His 
cares and responsibilities have increased a little his absent- 
mindedness, and this may account for the little incident of the 
Steam P-work. At recitation, he writes a spiel that few but 
himself can read, and still fewer can translate. Reading it, he 
generally gives up after the first few lines and finishes orally, 
though the instructor never knows it. As a fusser he is very 
successful, favoring Annapolis girls rather than those from 
out of town. He is distinctly peaceable in his habits, likes a 
good pipe, and is not fond of noise and rough-house. 



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Jenifer Garnett 



"GEN" 



CLEW" 



Jenifer Garnett was born in Matthevus County, 
Virginia, December 12, 1889. He spent t<wo years 
at the Port Haywood cAcademy and one year at 
Richmond College, tuhere he became a member of 
the * r a. He luas appointed by the Hon. W. A. 
Jones from the First 'Virginia. 





|EW of us appreciate Clew. We know him only 
as a ruddy-cheeked, good-natured Southerner 
with an unpronounceable name — Guyahrnit — 
or thereabouts, who is very quiet and easy- 
going, but is always on the job when occasion 
demands. He is a regular bow-liner at Seaman- 
ship, and a stickler for naval etiquette. Would stop the 
engine and toss the oars (in a steamer), just to salute a passing 
doctor. He ought to be famous for his formula for tacking in 
a Service cutter, — " Stand by to tack ! Tack ! Let fly the jib ! 
Reverse the helm ! ", which commanded the open admiration 
of even that sea-dog " Reef Cringle/' He appeared in an un- 
expected role as a hazer early First Class year, and on losing 
his buzzard startled the Senior Assistant by a request for four 
buttons. Rhinoing is Clew's recreation. Can't you see him 
now, huddled over a radiator, a cigarette between his teeth, 
emitting smoke and humorous comments on things in general ? 



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3obn Olarburton Gates 

" JACK " 

Farewell Ball Committee (2) 

Hop Committee (1) White Numerals 

Golf Championship (2) 

Class German Committee 




John Warburton Gates Ivas born in cMa.rsha.ll, 
Texas, 'December 27, 1888. He attended the 
c^(orth Western Academy for tycoo and a half 
years. He ■was appointed to the Academy from 
Illinois, entered Tvith the Class of 1910, and Ws 
turned back into the Class of 1911 at the end of 
our Youngster year. 




HEN the fickle goddess turned her back on Jack 
in 1910's Second Class year he found us wait- 
ing for him with open arms for we had known 
him by reputation at least for two years. We 
showed him the place he has in the heart of the 
Class by electing him to the Hop Committee 
the first chance we had. A man of sterling principles , we can 
add genuine respect to our love for him. If ever one feels blue 
or rhino, a trip to Jack's room and a little talk with him will 
do wonders, for his eternal cheerfulness is positively contag- 
ious. Needless to say, Jack is an ardent fusser, though he 
has sufficient reserve to concentrate his efforts whenever 
" honestly, just the dearest little girl in all the world " is any- 
where around. Intended to resign upon graduation but 
thought better of it when the time came. Glad we were of it, 
too, for his is the sort that reflects only credit upon the service. 
" Let's go get some fruit, feller/' 



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IHorris Dawes Gilmore 



"GRACIE" 



Lacrosse (2) Manager il) 




Morris Gilmore <was born in Williamsport, 
Pennsylvania. November 14, 1889. He graduated 
at the Williamsport High School, and %>as ap- 
pointed to the Naval Academy by the Hon. W. B. 
Wilson from the Fifteenth Pennsylvania. 





HEN Gilmore entered upon his Academy course, 
his mild manners and placid smile won him 
the name of Grade, but when he first appeared 
on the lacrosse field, it was apparent that this 
was a misnomer, and that he did not have 
those choleric blue eyes for nothing. But the 
name stuck as names are apt to do. He is, however, even 
better as a student than as an athlete; not brilliant perhaps, 
but a natural student. As the mentor and affinity of Charley, 
he tided him over several rocky places, and has lightened the 
burdens of many others. To observe his thinning locks, one 
would imagine that he was well along in years, but when he 
is known better he is found to be endowed with extreme 
youthfulness of spirit. This, however, does not detract from 
the judgment and determination with which he is generously 
endowed. 

" Did you people bring out those balls ? " 



n: 




Garrison Randolph tilennon 



FROGGIE" 




Harrison Randolph Glennon -was born in San 
Francisco, California, on June 28, 1890, Before 
entering the Academy he spent three years at the 
Western High School in Washington, D. C. He 
%>as appointed by Congressman Reeder from the 
Fifth Kansas. 





NE of the " Don't pay to be touge" kind who 
isn't touge by any manner of means. Froggie 
is well-named because the view from the South 
when he is going North resembles more the 
gait of a bull-frog than anything else. Harry 
made a reputation First Class cruise along with 
Dick Callaway by discovering "Rigororous," and since then the 
Frog and Dick have taken to each other like young ducks to 
water. For two years he kept Salvation Nell on the right- 
eous path, and as soon as he landed him there, left him to seek 
new worlds to conquer. He is an unassuming chap who 
doesn't push himself forward into the lime-light as so many of 
us are prone to do, but like the prompter is content to stay 
back in the wings taking things as they come, putting in a 
word here and there when it is needed. 






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Donald Clark Godwin 



DON" "GOODMAN" 



Donald God%>in <zvas born in Williamston, 
North Carolina., on September 13, 1888. After 
leaving the grade schools he entered the Wilson 
Academy, but later entered and graduated from 
the Oak Ridge [N, C.) Institute. He ivas appointed 
from &(prth Carolina. 





ON is a member of that happy group of South- 
erners, Bubber Scott, Fount Parrott, Jack 
Melvin, Maitre Reynaud and Company, who 
are always keen for a good time, even if it is at 
the expense of one of them. He is quiet when 
undisturbed, and likes to smoke his pipe and 
ruminate, but if the occasion or the company demands, he is 
strictly one of the boys, and good for anything that may turn 
up. At regular intervals he makes a big liberty, and lots of 
noise, usually with the Minstrel Man to cheer him on. He is 
a non-fusser. During the trip to London on First Class 
Cruise, he astonished a sedate "Cabby " one night, by direct- 
ing him to " Pillidickey Square," but as a rule he talks quite 
naturally. He is good-looking, good-natured, and a light 
student, who gets more pleasure out of life by talking than by 
reading. 



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Olells eiaredge Goodhue 



GOODY" 



Orange Numerals. Masqueraders (3, 2, 1) 




Wells Eldredge Goodhue ivas born in Chicago, 
Illinois, February 3, 1891, being one of the young- 
est members of the class. He has Ifbed in the 
states of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, 
Colorado, Tennessee, Georgia, 'Virginia and 
Massachusetts. He spent four years at Staunton 
cMilitary cAcademy. Staunton, Va., and <was in 
his senior year there 'when appointed to the 
Academy. 




O us from Staunton Military Academy came 
Goody with a reputation. A slender, blue- 
eyed, fair haired youngster, a strenuous fusser 
with a good brace and engaging personality, 
lots of nerve, and great ability in the talk line. 
Has made many busts and breaks and has had 
to endure a great deal of running on this account. Impetuous 
and quick-tempered, and will not take anything from a man 
twice his size. Is a real terror on Plebes and under -classmen. 
Probably his most spectacular performance was that of 
First Class Cruise, when he attempted to light a cigarette 
from the anchor spark gap of the wireless set aboard the 
Massachusetts. 30,000 volts A. C. is not a pleasurable sensa- 
tion, and would have probably been fatal to any one else, but 
Goody survived to hear others tell of it, and once more have 
the laugh on him. 

"Us naval officers," 



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lflo$e$ King Goodrich 



MOSE" 



Moses King Goodridge ivas born in Haverhill, 
Massachusetts, on September 21, 1889. Before 
entering the Naval Academy, he spent three years 
at the Haverhill High School. He <was appointed 
from cMassachusetts by the Hon. A. P. Gardner. 





OSE entered with the reputations of two Three- 
Striper predecessors to keep him in the straight 
and narrow path. As a Second Classman, he 
drew our only seventh P. O., but dittoed again 
First Class year. He is frank and absolutely 
positive on all subjects, though he is always 
willing to learn just a little more. He gives the impression of 
having swallowed Brassey's Annual, and Jane's Fighting 
Ships piecemeal, because of his very definite opinions on every- 
thing connected with this or any other Navy. He is a close, 
though probably unconscious, imitator of that august person- 
age, " the Aristocrat ", and uses this presence with great effect 
on such as disagree with his assertions, or otherwise incur his 
displeasure. In spite of appearances, he is really quite reason- 
able, and makes a mighty agreeable companion and friend. 






121 




Charles Clinton Gordon 



GISH" 



Orange Numerals 




Charles Gordon Ivas born in Utica, Neiv York, 
June 14, 1888. He claims Ilion, Net* York, as 
his home, and graduated at the Ilion High School. 
He is a member of the Tau Chapter of the Theta 
'Phi fraternity, and in 1909 became a Master 
Mason in the Ilion Lodge. He ivas appointed 
from cNf'h? York. 




\E is a man of many peculiarities, sufficient unto 
himself, and is not sufficiently tolerant of the 
feelings and good-will of others. He is rather 
reticent and has passed a more or less unevent- 
ful career in the last four years with us. 
During the first two years, he had a great deal 
of trouble with his eyes, and this trouble kept him from a 
higher standing that he would undoubtedly have drawn had 
he been able to bone more. He is a great reader, and divides 
his attentions about eqally between popular fiction and classics. 
Enjoys a rough-house, and when drawn out of his shell is 
rather hysterical in expressing his mirth and joy. He is a 
consistent fusser, and spends much of his spare time in putting 
his thoughts on paper. The few who know him well pro- 
nounce him a pleasant companion and a good friend. Won 
his basket-ball numerals, but never cared to spend much of 
his time on athletic fields. 



122 



Cucictt Byron Green, 2nd 



LU" 



LUCIEN " 



Manager, Track, Gymnasium and Wrest- 
ling Teams. Green Numerals 
Farewell Ball Committee, Choir (4, 3, 2) 
Masqueraders. 



Lucien Byron Green, 2nd, •was born in Hebron 
Illinois, on January 8th, 1889. He has lived in 
the states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois. 
He graduated from Rockford High School of Rock- 
ford, Illinois, his present home address. He ivas 
appointed to the Academy by the Hon. C. E. 
Fuller, of Illinois. 





THOROUGHLY nice man who for some 
puzzling reason always makes a tremendous 
hit with the girls he meets. He can tell you 
anything from the best choice of a Christmas 
present to the surest way of making a girl fall 
in love with you at first sight. This is his de- 
light — fussing. He has never seemed to concentrate — that's 
not his way t for he prides himself in the feeling that nobody 
knows anything on him. He is an authority on all that is 
dainty, and his locker is full of orangewood sticks and "Lucien's 
Lotions/' Somewhat given to graft, he has escaped some 
things which others have taken, and has never been known 
to get into trouble without extricating himself gracefully. 
Above all things Lu has common sense and from him you'll 
never hear that narrow-minded rhinoing or complaining, so 
common to midshipmen. 

" My Gad man, you don't know her ! " 




Robert lllcluillc Griffin 



BOB" 



GRIF" 



Star (4) Class Secretary. Plebe Crew 

Crest and Ring Committees Red N 2nd 

President Midshipmen's Athletic Assoc'n 



Born in Richmond, Virginia., May 23, 1890. 
Lived in Virginia and Washington, D. C, previous 
to his entrance to Na'bal Academy. Attended 
Western High School in Washington. 





\OB impressed us so favorably Plebe year and 
Youngster Cruise that we elected him our Class 
Secretary and we have never regretted it. He 
has a keen brain, good reasoning power, and 
as acting Class President he showed he had 
plenty of initiative and agressiveness when the 
occasion required it. Measles and mumps have twice kept 
him from starring, and incidently interfered with his athletics. 
Likes to talk about that good old second crew that he stroked 
most successfully. Would like to be a Red Mike but some- 
how he is swept off his feet occasionally by some queen. On 
the Cruise he didn't get as many stripes as he could have 
secured by working harder for them. He will be one of the 
leading men of the Class in the Service, not only because of his 
high standing, but also on account of his affability and integrity. 



124 



james Gillespie Blaine Grottier 



JIMMY" "JAMES" 



James Gillespie Blaine Gromer <was born in 
Atkinson, Nebraska., on August 27, 1889. He re- 
cefbed his education at the McFall High School 
in the to<zun of that name, and at the Stanberry 
Normal School, both in Missouri. He has lilted 
in Nebraska, Missouri, and Colorado, his present 
home address being Hugo, Colorado. 





^ERE he is ; the man with the beard ; you can't 
mistake him. Jimmy could shave three times 
a day and need another right after the third. 
Has graced the First Company for four years, 
and helps to make the ground deck one of the 
noisiest in the building. Likes to rough-house 
and to talk and has a smile that is the pride of the ** menag- 
erie." Had the hardest kind of a time with Mechanics, but 
with a 2.2 for two months staring him in the face, Jimmy 
showed his mettle and perseverance, coming out sat when the 
time came. When the rest of us were rhinoing on the Cruise, 
Jimmy had the audacity to state that he was enjoying himself, 
and that after Second Class year, he felt as though he were 
on a vacation. Bubbling over with fun and good spirits, and 
never down on his luck. 



125 




Ole 0. fiagen 



Gray Numerals. Expert Bar (2) 




Ole 0. Hagen Ivas born in Crookston, Minnesota, 
on August 9, I8S9. He graduated from Crookston 
High School in the class of 1906. 




\T was Second Class year, when the Mechanics 
Department had a strangle-hold on us, that we 
awoke to Ole's worth. It proved that he is one 
of the few real savoirs in the Class, and that he 
is a man unselfish enough to give up starring 
for the sake of his wooden friends. Savvy in 
a theoretical way, he is also a practical, efficient man, who 
rated a much higher job than that he pulled out of the Cruise 
grab-bag. Despite all efforts of his friends, he still converses 
with an accent not unlike that of the great Yen himself. 
Except for a little fencing as a recreation, Ole never took the 
trouble to go out for Athletics. Fusses once in a while, 
although his sixth sense tells him not to. Good-natured to an 
extreme, he often allows himself to be imposed upon. An 
essentially reliable man. 






fiarwy Sbadle Raislip 



HARVE" "PEEWEE" 



Harvey Haislip %>as born in Fredericksburg, 
Virginia, on July 12, 1889. Before entering the 
Academy he attended schools in St. Paul, Wis- 
consin, and in SMil'waukee. He ix>as appointed 
to the Academy by the Hon. T. Otjen from the 
Fourth Wisconsin. 





\^D someone say Milwaukee ? Here's Harvey to 
defend his home town, renowned for its beer, 
its socialist mayor, and its two women "cops." 
Harve was a member of Hank Le Bourgeois' 
famous stringed orchestra long ago, and we 
yet remember the sweet tones of his cymbals, 
triangle, and drum. When he is not listening to the fascina- 
ting line of talk handed out by Scotty, Webb, or Culis, you 
will find him in his boudoir, enjoying a skag of the favorite 
Navy brand. Did anyone ever come into your room with, 
44 Got any dope on the exam ? " Ten to one that it was 
Harve. In going to recitation with the band playing, his 
peculiar reaching stride furnishes much amusement to his 
section. Harve is quiet and dignified, but readily appreciates 
a joke, and is a favorite with the fair sex and with his Class- 
mates. 

" Don't call me Peewee, call me Harvey," 



121 




Cbeodore €aton Hammond 

"TED" 

Class Ring Committee (Chairman) 

Christmas Card Committee 

(Chairman 1 (3, 2) Expert Bar 



Theodore Eaton Hammond <was born in Los 
Angeles, California.. He began his search for 
knowledge at the early age of five years. At 
thirteen hawing received the rudiments of educa- 
tion at a grammar school, he decided on a military 
training and entered the Harvard Military Acad- 
emy. Soon afterward he entered Hollywood High 
School, tv here he remained till a fevj months 
before graduation. He <was appointed from 
California. 





SON of the beautiful south-land of California. 
He is a savoir, and the best of good fellows. 
Has a wit that is quick, without attendant un- 
kindness or sting, and is always exercised with 
a smile. His knowledge is the result of a clear 
head and consistent work. Never did much 
boning, and cared neither for marks nor standing though he 
had a goodly share of each. He has two foibles: he firmly 
believes that Los Angeles is the new "Hub of the Universe," 
and that the weak squad is a pernicious encroachment upon 
the rights and liberties of the First Class. Is a fusser of high 
degree, but his changes of heart are so numerous that only a 
composite picture could approach the portrait of his ideal. 
We may say of him with Chaucer : 

"He was a very parfit gentil knight, 
And of his parte as meeke as is a mayde." 



128 



Edward Ulilliam fianson 



YENS" "SWEDE" 



Yellow Numerals 




jsr^.': ■ff^v 



**P* 



Edivard William Hanson 1t>as born in cAlex- 
andria, Minnesota, February 12, 1889. He at- 
tended the Alexandria High School, fromtvhich he 
graduated before entering the Academy. He was 
appointed from cMinnesota. 





IKE the true Viking he is, Yens drifted into the 
Navy, though he sometimes wonders whether 
after all farming isn't a pretty good thing* An 
all-around chap with the ability to make good 
whatever he undertakes* A faithful student, his 
clear brain and good common- sense have stood 
him high in the Class, An enthusiastic football man with a 
most remarkable memory for scores. While he wears no 
"N" the truth of the matter probably is that he has always 
chosen Class rather than Varsity teams. Goes at fussing in 
a characteristic way and usually manages to find all the fun 
the game offers. Smokes a stubby little pipe, and seems to 
thrive on it. A man of high ideals, clean in thought, in word, 
and in deed. It takes no prophet to predict a most creditable 
career for Yens in whatever field he chooses. 
"Heard the latest score ?" 



i •-".» 




. ■»■ 




Trederick Southard fiatcb 

"FRED" 

Gray N 2nd Gray Numerals Expert Bar 
Star (4, 3, 2) 



Frederick Hatch was born in North Woodstock, 
Ne<zu Hampshire, on September 5, 1890. He claims 
Concord, New Hampshire as his home, and gradu- 
ated at the Concord High School. He <was ap- 
pointed from the second Ne c w Hampshire by the 
Hon. L. C D. Cuneen. 




HARD-WORKING savvy man from New 
England who is right after them all the time 
and sets a pace that few of the ordinary mortals 
can follow. Has a mortgage on the sextant and 
other trophies, and will most likely get them 
just like everything else he goes after. Every 
year he turns out for the fencing team, and before First Class 
year is over his stick-to-itiveness will surely earn him the 
right to fence for the Navy, and once again send the gray 
legs back to the Point with a defeat instead of a victory. One 
could hardly call him a fusser, yet no more is he a Red Mike. 
His heart is never lost for long, however, because he looks on 
the serious side of things rather than the frivolous. Fred is a 
good fellow, efficient, and of the kind that is bound to make 
good everywhere and at everything. 



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Darrell Bertrand fiawley 

" DOLLY" 

Yellow Numerals Green Numerals 

Orange Numerals 

Expert Bar 



Darrell Bertrand Haivtey ivas born in 
Parker, South Dakota, on June 15, 1889. He 
graduated from Sioux Falls High School before 
entering the Academy. He is a member of the 
Masonic Lodge. 





BRACE, a voice, and an efficient manner made 
Dolly an excellent three-striper. Though small 
in stature, he has made all kinds of Class teams. 
During under-class days, he was remarkable 
for his disregard of demerits, thus failing to 
practice what he preached. His toughness 
ended with a jerk Second Class year, when Buck walked in 
on a little party in the dark, attracted by the scent of Pierpont's 
best cigars. Since then he has been a model youth. Has 
strong and peculiar ideas on how the Academy should be 
run. Nearly as savvy as is Ole, and has a felicitous habit of 
getting at the root of things. He loves to smoke and to 
rhino as he puffs. Once in a while he breaks out for a little 
fussing. For his size, he has one of the best physiques in the 
Academy, Clever, independent, and with a mind of his own, 
he will make an excellent officer. 



131 




Ulebb Cook fiayes 



WEBB" 




Webb Cook Hayes tuas born in Toledo, Ohio, 
on September 25, 1890. He ivas a student at the 
Hoive Military Academy, Ho<we, Indiana, for 
three years but did not graduate. He entered the 
Naval Academy from Ohio, appointed by the Hon. 
J. ]. Southers of the Ninth District. 




EBB'S several cruises on the Black Maria won 
for him remarkable fluency in the Jackie dialect, 
and whenever he and Norm come together 
there is some high- class language to be heard* 
When he first appeared among us, he was in- 
clined to be rather overfond of some of the good 
things of life, but Second Class year he reformed completely* 
One of the President's aids at the inaugural parade, and 
brought back to our envious ears talks of wonderful feeds, 
over which Washington's fairest daughters presided. Roomed 
with Henry Clay for four years, and when one was not unsat, 
the other was, Webb having a particularly strong antipathy 
for the Dago Department. Misses few hops and his smile 
and jesting air make him a favorite with the fair sex. Has a 
strong personality beneath his airy exterior and a more loyal 
friend is not to be found, 

"Say, matey, where'd yuh get the rook?" 






Gdward fiarold Ricks 



"BILLY" "FAT" "MIDDY" 



Yellow Numerals 



Edward Harold Hicks Tvas born on July 14, 
1889, at Junction City, Kansas. He attended the 
Public Schools at that place, and graduated from 
the Junction City High School in 1905. He 
prepped at "Bucks" and entered the Academy 
on June 14, 1907, appointed from the 5th Kansas 
by the Hon. W. C. Caldenhead. 





ILLY is a classmate who, with his ready supply 
of sunshine and funny expressions, is one of 
our sure cures for gloominess* Savvy, did you 
ask? Well not exactly. Hick's brilliant ques- 
tions and answers have caused even the stern- 
est officer to join his section in a hearty laugh* 
Billy thinks the Navy owes him a 2.5 and never bones for 
more* He has one recreation — fussing* Every liberty finds 
him in the company of the fair ones* No hop is complete 
without his presence* Not a mail leaves Bancroft Hall with- 
out a letter in Billy's hand-writing, invariably addressed to 
some fair expectant* Numerous newspaper clippings drift 
in now and then which show that Billy is as popular in 
Junction City as he is here. He has a sweetheart in every 
port, and so far has successfully kept unanswered the mo- 
mentous question, "Who has Hick's extra class ring ?" 



133 




Rarry Ulilbur Gill 

"HARRY" 

Lacrosse (4, 3, 2) L N T Captain (1) 

Basket Ball (4, 3, 2, 1) B N B Manager (1] 

Yellow Numerals (3, 2, 1) 



Harry Wilbur Hill %as born in Oakland, 
California, on April 7, 1890. He claims Oakland 
as his home and spent three and one-half years at 
Oakland High School before entering the Academy. 
He ivas appointed from the Third California, by 
the Hon. J. R. Knoivland. 




ERE'S one of California's own sons and a mov- 
ing embodiment of its perpetual sunshine and 
genial atmosphere. Always good-natured, and 
fairly bubbling over with spirit and the joy of 
living, Harry is the surest cure for a "grouch" 
that one can find in the Academy, Nothing 
ever ruffles his equable temper, nor has he ever been known 
to rhino. Has never been guilty of boning, but his clear 
and methodical head easily places him among the savoirs in 
the Class. Harry has made good in athletics by his hard, 
consistent work, aided by his natural ability. His light weight 
has been a distinct disadvantage as far as football is concerned, 
though he was one of the best ends on the Class teams during 
the three years he played. It is at basketball and lacrosse, 
however, that he displays his skill and aggressiveness. Harry 
is a man in every sense of the word — a generous, warm- 
hearted, true, and loyal friend. 



134 






Robert me$$itiger fiinckley 



"HINK" 



BOB" 



Robert Hinckley l&as born in St. Paul, SMinne- 
sota, on March 3, 1888. Before entering the 
Academy, he graduated from the Mechanic's Arts 
High School there, and 'was appointed from 
Minnesota by Senator Clapp. 





HUSKILY built youth with a winning smile 
who surprised the O. C. one day when that 
stately person unexpectedly inspected, and found 
our hero at his duty desk, with his feet reck- 
lessly upon it, a big, black cigar in his mouth, 
and totally buried in a newspaper* The cigar, 
the newspaper, and the careless attitude thoroughly express 
him. He is usually unsat in two or three subjects or on the 
conduct grade, but by dint of grim determination and some 
midnight oil he makes up the lost ground on his exams, and 
then celebrates by blossoming forth at a hop* Is on several of 
the Class squads and goes about athletics with the same deter- 
mination that characterizes every thing he does. He is a 
sincere, whole-souled chap who chums with the old Twelfth 
Company bunch to a great extent, and who is usually around 
when there is any fun in sight. 

"Come on, let's have a feed." 



135 




Robert Paul fiinricbs 

"HEINIE" "HOOK" "BOB" 
Class Crest Committee 




Robert Hinrichs <was born in Boscobel, Wiscon- 
sin, July 15, 1887. He spent most of his life in 
c Da. , venport , Io c wa, where he graduated from high 
school. He entered the University of SMichigan, 
and spent tivo years there before receiving his ap- 
pointment. While there he became a member of 
the Alpha Zeta Chapter of tbe Kappa Sigma. He 
•was appointed by the Hon. A. F. ^Daiuson from 
Ioiva. 





BASHFUL, wholesome young Dutchman who 
was lured from the U. M. by a gaudy recruiting - 
office poster, and thinks he regrets having 
abandoned the joys of cit life* He is not an 
adept at concealing his feelings, and his moods 
are plainly mirrored on his expressive counte- 
nance* Whole-hearted, dependable, and undemonstrative, to 
know him is to like him. He was one of the mildest and most 
inoffensive of Plebes, and one of the hardest and most incor- 
rigible of Youngsters. He is the very opposite of his room- 
mate, the effervescent Lucien, and does not allow that dynamic 
person to disturb the even tenor of his way. Remembers with 
a mixture of pride and horror how near he came to dropping 
a dozen Class-mates from the mizzen-topsail yard of the 
Severn to the deck during Plebe year. A favorite with the 
ladies, and fusses spasmodically. 

"Oh, the little pigs lay in the garden-gate." 







13G 



Frederick George Roddick 



LEGS" "CAMEL" "HODDY" 



Red Numerals 




l< . , » } 



Frederick Hoddick %>as born in Buffalo, Nelp 
York, on August 13, 1889. In 1905 he changed 
his address to Derfber, Colorado, %>here he attend- 
ed the cbfprth Side High School for three years 
before receiving his appointment to the Academy 
from Colorado. 





HE human dividers, and the heir to most of the 
ills of man, Hoddy has certainly had his full 
share of hard luck as regards sickness. If any 
little bugs go floating around the Naval Acad- 
emy, he is sure to get them. This has had a 
tendency to keep his marks below their natural 
level, but he has fortunately and quite consistently fooled 
them all, for he is fairly savvy and is conscientious in his work. 
He and Chesty are the real charter members of Doc's special 
exercise squad, a couple of his old reliables. He has with- 
stood the wild influences of the Second Company for four 
long years which speaks well for his strength of character. 
He is fond of music and sings quite well himself though very 
few know it. He is a true friend, who says, "Well, I don't 
know," and then does his best. 



13' 




rtlerritt fiodson 

"MERRITT" "HODDY" 

Chairman, Class Pipe Committee 

Baseball Assistant Manager (2) Manager (1) 

Class Baseball (4, 3) Baseball N 2d (2) 

Choir (3, 2, 1) 




cMerritt Hodson 'was born in Topeka, Kansas, 
November 7th, 1887. Early in life he changed 
his residence to Chicago, Illinois. cAfter graduat- 
ing from the Englewood High School be became 
connected 'with the Purchasing Department of the 
C. R. I. & P. Ry. Co. at Chicago, •where he re- 
mained for three years. He <was appointed from 
Illinois. 




GOOD-LOOKNG, rather heavily built young 
man from the Windy City, whose popularity 
has kept him prominent in all Class affairs. 
With "Shorty" formed one of the strongest 
political combinations in Class history. Early 
in the course, Hoddy became famous, or rather, 
infamous, as the originator and dispenser of all good dope, 
Unless we graduate as Ensigns there doesn't seem to be much 
chance of Hoddy's sticking to the service, for after his heavy 
fussing during the past few years, we fear the unmarried 
condition of the Middy will offer no allurement. Stood high 
enough in the Class to get out of most exams, and would have 
done better if he had boned a little more conscientiously. A 
real cub baseball fan and a fairly good player. His vocal in- 
ability won him a place for three long years among that select 
gathering that supplied noise for the chapel. 

"Oye! Oye! There's strictly nothing regurgitating." 



i::s 



3obn Bomer Bolt 

"PLUG" 
^ ellow Numerals 




John Homer Holt ivas born in Grafton, West 
Virginia, on April 12, 1889. He left high school 
there in his third year, <when he was appointed to 
the Academy by the late Senator S. B. Elkins. He 
entered ivith the Class of 1910, but c was forced to 
fall back to the Class of 1911 after a serious ill- 
ness during his Plebe year. 





GOOD-LOOKING, sleepy-eyed, slow-going, 
chap whose enthusiastic biographer wanted 
Lazy (4, 3, 2, 1,) to go in with his athletic data. 
Apt to be pessimistic on occasions, but is nat- 
urally too good-natured to be long oppressed. 
Plug makes it very hard for one to know him 
well, but is very popular notwithstanding. He is re- 
served, but displays to his intimates at all times the fun- 
loving disposition of the true Plug. At times lets some things 
get the best of his good judgment, but is always sorry. He is 
death on the mere suggestion of greasing, and has never 
earned a reputation for being particularly savvy, principally 
because he spends most of his study hours "chewing the fat" 
from room to room. His section will long remember his Dago 
recitations as models of brevity and simplicity. 

"Take a blow." 



139 




Busbrod Brush Reward 



BUSH" "BOSH" 



Brown N 2d Expert Bar 




Bushrod Brush Howard <was born in Annapo- 
lis, Md. r on November 18, 1889. He was edu- 
cated at the Annapolis High School and St. John 's 
College. He ivas appointed by the Hon. H S. 
Bontell, from the Ninth Illinois. 




USH is a typical Southerner, noted for his drawl 
and slow movements* Hung on the football 
squad for three years, but lack of weight always 
proved a stumbling block, so First Class year 
found him in the bleachers rooting with the rest 
of us* Somewhat a savoir, but too lazy to bone, 
and consequently has never shone on the bulletin boards* One 
of the gang that used to assemble in George's room for a fume, 
Second Class year, and is always ready to catch one. Can 
sail a cat-boat or a Chesapeake canoe as well as any long- 
shoreman* If associations count for anything, Bush is pretty 
well steeped in Annapolis atmosphere, having lived in Crab- 
town ever since Frosty Gorham's first Plebe year. A very 
companionable sort of a man with a kind heart and sincerity 
as his maxim. 

"S-a-a-y, Plug, got the makes?" 



140 



Glenn Tletcber fiowell 



GLENN" 



GLENN FLSSER" 



Assistant Organist (4, 3, 2, 1) 

Masqueraders (4, 3, 2, I) Lucky Bag Staff 

Bulletin Staff Class Song 

Treasurer Y. M. C. A. (4, 3) 




* ^ 



Glenn Fletcher Howell <was born in Woodhull, 
Illinois, on February 5, 1888. Before entering 
the Academy he graduated at the Woodhull High 
School. He Tuas appointed from Illinois. 





ERE, it must be admitted, we have no ordinary 
man! Small of stature, yet fierce of mien — a 
veritable terror to Plebes — and possessed of a 
hardness truly astonishing, his name has been 
a household word with us since early Plebe 
days. At first we knew him only as an ac- 
complished pianist, whose stunts in Recreation Hall paled 
those of Casey Green into insignificance, and whose spoons 
thereby numbered into the hundreds. However, he was soon 
in evidence in a dark corner of the Choir, and as a talented 
composer and general indispensible at Masquerader doings. 
He has succeeded in almost everything he has attempted, being 
the composer of much of the original music in the Mas- 
querader shows, and the author of the Class song. His Class 
standing has suffered by his irresponsibility, but he never has 
to worry about his marks. The doctors have kept him guess- 
ing for four years on his eyes. 



41 




George Triscb Jacobs 

"JAKE" 

Orange N Captain Basket Ball Team (1) 

Brown N Expert Bar White Numerals 

Orange Numerals 



Danville, Pennsylvania, claims George Frisch 
Jacobs as one of its sons. He graduated from 
the 'Danville High School vjith honors, and spent 
one year at the Susquehanna University. It vjas 
vohile at the latter institution of learning that he 
conceived the idea of embracing a naval career. 




QUIET, reticent, reserved little "Dutchman," 
and as loyal and true a friend as one could find. 
He has a cool, collected head, as is evidenced 
by his able leadership of the basketball team* 
Jake, besides being captain of the team, plays 
a remarkably fast and brilliant game. His very 
aggressiveness puts a fight into the other members of the 
team that has won many a hard-earned victory* He studies 
on rare occasions, and withal stands well up toward the head 
of the Class, and seldom, if ever, takes the exams* He has 
been known to fuss, especially of late, but is rather more 
inclined to be a Red Mike than a fusser* There is not a man 
in the Class who is more respected or liked, and it's safe to 
say his career in the Navy will be a successful and able one. 



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Reward Stafford Jeans 



HOWARD" 



Expert Bar 




Hoivard Staff ord Jeans %>as born in Hillsboro, 
Ohio, on July 7, 1887. He attended the Hillsboro 
(Ohio) High School, and graduated before receiv- 
ing his appointment to the cAcademy from Senator 
Foraker from Ohio. 




M 



PRETTY, pink-cheeked lad with coal-black 
hair, and the most innocent expression imagina- 
ble, who is, however, in the eyes of the powers 
that be, the one original hard guy, the worthy 
successor of Si Gilbert. But in fact Howard 
is just the reverse. Had hard luck First Class 
Cruise, and ran into Bertie at the wrong time, or rather Bertie 
ran into him. He is a hard-plodding lad who generally gets 
what he starts out after. Bones hard but none could ever 
call him a greaser. When he isn't working at something else, 
he is around electioneering for some candidates he has for 
Class honors. He has a good opinion of the men he selects, 
and is often disgusted when his candidate is defeated. How- 
ever, bad politicians are generally good fellows, and Howard 
is very generally liked. 



143 




Cecil younger Johnston 



CY" 



Red N 2nd Red N 




Cecil Younger Johnston <mas born in Granger, 
cMissouri, on June 20, 1889. cAfter spending a 
year and a half in Kirksville High School he en- 
tered SMissouri State Normal, from <which he 
graduated. He <was appointed from Missouri. 




Y IS a man naturally possessed of a good build 
to which he has added materially by consistent 
work on the crew, where he has pulled a 
Varsity oar for three years. He is remarkable 
for other things as well, notably his fussing and 
his "notions." The latter consist of ideas on 
certain people, Naval Academy methods, and conventions in 
general — all well and forcibly expressed* As to fussing, he 
doesn't do it* He merely knows a few girls, — but that's not 
fussing ! Is deeply interested in machinery, particularly auto- 
mobiles, and he has lost a lot of sleep pondering over his 
"Pressure Turbine*" He has a character of remarkable 
strength, and his Missouri mule convictions of what is right 
and what is wrong make him one of the marked men of the 
Class. All know him, and all like him for the genuine, open- 
hearted man that he is. 



44 



Reward Sanford K^P 

•' SOCK *' '* SOCKLESS " 

Tennis Team Captain (1) 



Hcnvard Sanford Keep ivas born in Lcnvell, 
^Massachusetts, on cApril 2, 1888. He attended 
the Lo c well High School but did not graduate. He 
<was appointed to the cAcademy by the Honorable 
IZutler cAmes from Massachusetts. 





OCK ! Bankrupt from buying service stripes, and 
the holder of an enviable record of being the 
only man in our Class who entered when they 
still used bows and arrows on battleships* 
However, even with years and years of the 
grilling influence of the Naval Service, he re- 
mains good and kind of heart. Lady Nicotine has been his 
downfall, but that is all past and gone now. He has quite 
recently developed a positive monomania on the subject of 
aerial navigation, and at present hopes to outdo Glenn Curtiss 
with his "Sockless Stability Control." He can certainly tell 
you more about an aeroplane than a Bailey Air Pump. He 
is a good tennis player, and is always out for Class baseball. 
He is a sociable kind of chap, always willing to please, and 
when he is doing the grand, nothing ever feazes him. 
"Yes ! Mr. Taf t is coming over to see me next Saturday." 



14; 




fiarold Russell Keller 



"SMCK" "HERMAN" 



Expert Bar 




Harold Ifyssell Keller <voas born in Omaha, 
Nebraska, on March 17, 1889. He graduated 
from Omaha High School in 1907, and spent one 
summer at Culver. While in high school he <was 
a member of the Upsilon Chapter of Gamma 
Sigma. He <was appointed from cHebraska. 




EG old Snick! Quite the savviest man in the 
place on things military. Snick's habit of plain 
speaking kept him in ranks for four years. He 
has been the pride of his section throughout the 
course, and his beautiful sketches in Steam dur- 
ing Second Class year are still spoken of with 
awe by those who were privileged to see them. Snick can 
stand more running than any man in the place. Has a most 
stubborn will and is a regular volcano of a rhino at times. 
Even came near resigning Second Class year when he was 
unjustly put on the Awkward Squad. Has a habit of taking 
long and mysterious cross-countries, some say even to the 
Dutchman's. He is a sober, clear-minded chap, who tends 
strictly to business, but if you want to rile him, just ask how 
it was that Mr. Gelm led him astray at the garden-party in 
Marseilles. 



140 






Jay Cewis K*MV 



JAY" 



Jay L. Kerley <was born in cMorgantonvn, 
North Carolina, on February 4, 1889. He gradu- 
ated at the Patton High School, in his native 
town, and <mas appointed from the 9th 'District 
cNorth Carolina, by the Hon. E. Y. Webb. 





AY is an optimistic youth who is one of our 
first Class recollections. Although turned 
back from J910 on entry, he utilised his first 
year's training by putting us through our first 
course of sprouts, but he did it so good-naturedly 
that we remember it only to laugh. He has 
been one of the old Twelfth Company rounders for four years, 
and has formed a strong combination around the table with 
Jo- Jo, Shorty, and the Cow* In studies, he never created 
much of a furor until First Class year, when he developed into 
a pronounced savoir. Four years of consistent Gym work 
have kept him in excellent physical trim, and from all fear of 
Doc's dreaded squad. The examining board, however, during 
the last two years have caused him lots of trouble and worry 
on account of his eyes. He is active, a large fusser and a 
friend of everybody. 

"Sir! I don't exactly see that." 






w t 




Cbomas Starr King, 2nd 

"STAR" 

Class President Yellow N 

Football Captain Yellow N Ringed Star 

Red N Athletic Representative (3) 

Star (4) 



Thomas Starr King <was born in San Francisco, 
California, on cMarch 16, 1888. He graduated at 
Reid's School, Belmont, Cal., and spent one year 
at the University of California, Ifthere he became 
a member of the Iota Chapter of the Zeta Psi 
fraternity. He <was apvointed from California. 




ANY honors have fallen to Starr in the course 
of the last four years, and he has accepted them 
all without changing in the least from the fine, 
open-hearted man of Plebe year. As President 
of the Class, he has shown the discretion and 
executive ability without which men must fail. 
In athletics, he has been a leader always, and his fine build 
and level head have endeared him to the Brigade for his 
work in football and in crew. Quiet, and in some ways re- 
served, he possesses a fund of humor which has stood him in 
good stead. He enjoys a good cigar during the little time of 
the year when he is not in training, and thoroughly enjoys 
music. Likes to fuss, but his attentions have never been very 
much scattered. He possesses the faculty of concentration to 
such an extent that in spite of his work in athletics, he has 
always kept near the head of the Class in studies. He is a man 
loved and respected. 



I is 



Reward Titbian Kingman 

"SQUIRREL" "SWEDE" "FITH" 

White Numerals 



Hoivard Fithian Kingman <was born in Hills- 
boro, North Dakota, SMay 5, 1890, and has resid- 
ed at times in ch[prth Dakota, Michigan and Ne%> 
York. Previous to his entering the Academy, he 
spent tw>o years in the Hillsboro High School. He 
<was appointed to the cAcademy from cNbrth 
Dakota. 





JOVIAL, round- cheeked Swede whose facial re- 
semblance to the squirrel brought him his 
sobriquet early in Plebe year. His patient plod- 
ding through the intricacies of Plebe Math and 
Dago once over, he discovered that he was not 
as wooden as he would have us believe, and 
since this time has had no trouble in staying with the boys. 
Not a demonstrative person, preferring to remain in the back- 
ground, yet has solid, original ideas on every subject. One 
of the main-stays of the "Bush Leaguers." His blank ex- 
pression in section-room has caused him to adorn many a 
tree. Hasn't yet eliminated all the Scandinavian dialect from 
his speech. Once possessed a wildly be-chevroned bath robe 
that received official recognition from the authorities. Withal, 
a sea-going, unemotional chap who does not do things by 
halves but throws his whole soul and body into that which he 
attempts. 'Til tell you, fellows, it's this way." 



149 




norman Coyd Hirk 

•JABE" "JIBBO" "JAB' 

White Numerals 
Yellow Numerals 



Norman Loyd Kirk <n>as born in ch[pr<wich, 
Ontario, on July 10, 1888. He graduated from the 
Le Sueur High School and soon after came to An- 
napolis to prepare for the Academy ivith the can- 
didates for the class of 1910. He is a member of 
the €M. W. cA. He <u>as appointed from 
cMinnesota. 





ABE, sawed off and growing shorter, the origina- 
tor of the Night-Rider war-whoop. The only 
difference between Jabe and Paddy McElduff 
is that Paddy had three stripes and Jabe has 
three buttons — on his overcoat. He might have 
been a shining social light but his weekly desig- 
nations as Plebe representative of the Sixth Company at the 
supe's receptions queered any sprout of tea-fight mania which 
may have existed, and he now turns his attentions to other 
matters. Never was known to rhino but once ; that was when 
he and Paul went a week without speaking to each other. 
One of the crew of the Argo on her famous cruise in Sep- 
tember, J 9 10. Jabe has a generous way about him that will 
always win him friends. There is not a selfish vein in him, 
but he has a shrewd way that generally puts Jibbo in the right 
place whenever there is any graft going on. 

"Pollee eat too damn many Crackaire!" 




150 



Uan Ceer Kidman, Jr. 



"VAN" "LEGS" "KIRK" 



Bulletin Staff 



Van Leer Kirkman, Jr., <u>as born in Nash- 
ville, Tennessee, on October 5, 1887. Went to 
Wallace's University School at cNasKbille, but 
left just before graduation to come to Annapolis. 
He Tvas originally in the Class of 1909. He <was 
appointed from Tennessee by the Hon. J. W. 
Gaines. 





REPRESENTATIVE of old Tennessee who 
has had enough experiences to fill the state 
history* He has never been on record as a 
savoir, but he has a great big bump of good 
common sense which will insure his success as 
an officer. One of the favorite subjects of con- 
versation among the R. C. Brigade ; they are always guessing 
what he and Jack Okie will do next* He seems to have some 
sort of a charm with the ladies for he has never lost out with 
one, though even now his thoughts are as free as the winds 
of heaven* "Grand Master of the Old Guard" and one of 
its charter-members, he spends much of his time planning it's 
expeditions, and when not so engaged writes epigrams for the 
Bulletin. When Van and Sis go out for a party they gen- 
erally go the limit, for Van's favorite maxim is that "You 
can do anything once." 



151 




Cambert Dmberton 



LAMMIE" 



DA DA" 



Expert Brown N 

National Team Match 1910 

Yellow Numerals White Numerals 

Orange Numerals 




Lambert Lamberton ivas born in Bradford, 
Ne<w Hampshire, S^cfbember 20, 1887, and has 
lived at various times in &{e<w Hampshire, Rhode 
Island, and Vermont. He graduated from People's 
Academy, Woars-ville, Vermont, and spent some 
little time in teaching school in one of the lumber 
districts of his nati'be state. He <was appointed 
from the 1st District. Vermont, by the Hon. 'D.J. 
Foster. 




EW there be who are cast in the same mold as 
this dreamy, mild-voiced son of the Vermont 
hills. Broad and generous in both body and 
mind, he finds it an awful bore to study and 
prefers rather to surround himself in the haze of 

a cigarette and dream of graduation as 

ensigns. On Class teams he is far from lazy, and has proven 
himself an athlete of no mean ability, A crack shot of the 
rifle-team, he more than held his own against a big bunch 
in the national meet at Camp Perry, States that he sure had a 
good time on this trip of the team to Ohio, Frequently adorns 
trees and conduct grades, but never allows this to disturb him, 
and has never been accused of woodenness. He is a man 
who likes the good things of life, and shares with his friends 
their rejoicings and sorrows in a manner that has endeared 
him to the Class. 

"Sa-a-ay, Bu-sh! Got the makes?" 



152 



Edward Benjamin Eapbam 



EDDIE " 



LAP" 



Welterweight Boxing Champion (3) 

Masqueraders (2) 

Business Manager Reef Points 

Middleweight Boxing Champion (I) 




Edward B. La.pha.rn ivas born in Clark, South 
Dakota, "December 9, 1888. He later removed to 
Illinois, and before entering the cAcademy, gradu- 
ated at the High School in hispresent home, Dixon, 
Illinois. He <was appointed from the 35th District, 
Illinois, by the Hon. F. 0. So<wden. 





MODEST, rather quiet, but "always ready for 
anything" kind of fellow is Eddie, a fusser of no 
mean ability, and withal, a savoir. He accuses 
others of being fussers with the cool assurance 
of one who never looks a girl in the face, and 
loses much grace thereby. He occasionally 
rhinos, but is naturally too buoyant and good-natured for the 
fits to hang over him long. He won fame Youngster year by 
carrying off the welter-weight boxing championship, so don't 
be deceived by his pink cheeks, and his soft, brown eyes. As 
business manager of Reef Points during his First Class year 
he showed what he could do in a serious way, and carried the 
little book through in great style. He and the Supe have lived 
a happy domestic life, and their rooms have always been 
popular. While he has never aspired to the choir, Eddie enjoys 
close harmony, and "suttinly would enjoy playin' the man- 
dolin." 



1 53 




Ralph eieitdcnin Cannier 



RALPH" "IRISH" 



SPUDS" 



"Ralph Clendenin Laivder <was born in Rock- 
tvood, Illinois, October 15, 1888. Before coming 
to Annapolis to prepare for the Academy, he spent 
tivo years at the Campbell High School. He c was 
appointed by the Hon. G. W. Smith of Illinois. 







ALPH is that rare being — a reserved Irishman, 
He is not quiet, for he rooms with Melvin, 
but is rather inclined to think before he says any- 
thing, consequently what few comments he does 
make are close to the point* Ask him for in- 
formation and he is sure to try to run you, 
though this is always made apparent by a slow grin and a 
peculiar expression about his eyes* Before answering he ap- 
pears to weight his words carefully, shaking his head as 
though pondering deeply. He has investigated "Spring 
Valley" with Melvin and Godwin on several occasions, 
though none of them are enthusiastic about it now, if they 
were then* He has smoked consistently ever since he entered, 
with unusual luck, and also has been somewhat of a card 
enthusiast* When in section and at drills he keeps quiet and 
tends to business, and expects others to do the same* 



154 



Oscar William Eeidel 



DUTCH" "LEEDUL" 



Rifle Team Brown N 




Oscar William Leidel <was born in Greenville, 
Illinois, 1888. Has Wbed at different limes in 
Kansas and Missouri. After t<wo years in Green- 
'bille High School, he entered Io-wa College at 
Grinnell, Iowa, and remained there one year. He 
ivas appointed from Illinois by the Hon. W. cA. 
Rodenberg . 





ERE we have a dark, powerfully built Dutchman 
who hails from Illinois* Has had quite a re- 
markable existence according to the tales he 
tells, anyone of which can make the spirit of 
Baron Munchausen sit up and take notice* One 
of the few pluggers of the Class, Dutch has 
managed to slip one over on the Academic board a couple 
of times each year* When not unsat he is one of the most 
easy-going men in the Class* Nothing he likes better than an 
argument or a rough-house, but it must be said in justice to 
his strength that he is much better at the latter* Became prom- 
inent Youngster year as a rifle shot for his great work that 
year in the Camp Perry matches* During the past few sum- 
mers has come to know Boston pretty well, but still thinks 
there's no place like St* Louis. 

'Til betcher five dollars!" 



155 




Roy Ulood Cewis 



STORK" "STARK" 



3rd Crew 



c Rpy Wood Le%>is <was born at Lamira, Ohio, 
on September 9, 1888. He attended and later grad- 
uated fromthe St. Clairsville High School of Ohio. 
He received his appointment to the Academy from 
the Hon. Cappel L. Weems of the 16th District. 
Ohio. 




TORK is a tall, lanky son of the oil fields of Ohio, 
who, although reared in that slippery atmos- 
phere, is strictly a non-greaser. Plebe year he 
pulled an oar on the Third Crew, but since then 
has been content with chest weights. He never 
rhinos, and likes a joke, but when he is the 
raconteur, his facial expression suggests a mental agony sur- 
passed only by the expectation of his hearers. Stork fusses a 
little, and may be depended upon to drag a queen. 'Tis said 
that Dan Cupid long ago lost an arrow in his heart. He is 
a bonoid, and has worked hard for everything that he has 
received. Although usually on the ragged edge, he always 
keeps within hailing distance of a 2.5. Conscientious and 
sincere, his big-heartedness has won for him many friends 
and his perseverance will win for him success in after life. 



15G 



flmes Coder 



"LLDS" 



•AMOS " 



Yellow Numerals Expert Bar 
Green Numerals 



Ames Loder <was born in East Orange, Ehfe'W 
Jersey, on December 24, 1889. He has lived in 
most of the oY_ew England States, and spent 
several years in the East Orange High School. He 
•u>as appointed to the Academy from New Jersey. 





MES spent his Plebe year hiding away from 
upper-classmen, so his past is vague. During 
Youngster year, he practiced the Ichagoo and 
Wachidoodle languages with Risley much to 
the disgust of others of the forty per cent* He 
fusses sometimes, usually on request, and is one 
of the few that you can depend on to help you out in a pinch 
without your lying about the maid's appearance. He bought 
a canoe Youngster year with the idea of becoming a real 
fusser, but when that famous order against co-canoeing went 
forth, he used it for ragging fumes instead. He affects large 
pipes, vile tobacco, and a gloomy, superior manner, but stir 
him up and you'll find that while good-natured, he is danger- 
ous as a bear. Don't rile him. Good-nature, athletics, pass- 
able savviness, certain girls, and few words give the keys to 
his character. 

"Say, what do you think this is anyway?" 



L57 




frank Coffin 



" CIT " 

Crew Numerals Red N Crew Captain 
Yellow N Yellow N Star Track Numerals 
Basketball Numerals Football Numerals 

Wrestling N Captain Wrestling" Team 



Frank Loftin <was born on October 24, 1887, in 
Columbia, Tennessee. During his early life he 
attended many prep, schools in and around Col- 
umbia, but it tvas at the Columbia SMilitary 
Academy that he acquired the foundation of 'wis- 
dom which has carried him so successfully through 
his Academy life. He ivas appointed by the 
Hon. L. P. Padgett from the 7th District, Tennes- 
see. 




HEN Cit entered as a green Plebe, no one would 
have picked him as the coming athlete of the 
Academy* Having first won his numerals in 
every branch of sport, he went out for football 
Second Class year and became one of the best 
tackles in the East; then he took up wrestling, 
and in the spring stroked the first crew through a successful 
season. This is Cit's athletic record, and certainly a most 
enviable one* On the Cruises he was known as an efficient 
worker, and a congenial messmate. He has a clear head and 
a sound, mature judgment, that makes him a power not to be 
ignored in Class matters. Stands well in the Class, and that 
without any exertion, and when necessary can bluff his way 
successfully through any recitatitation. He is known as a 
true friend and a loyal comrade. 

"I wouldn't have minded it if he hadn't called me a 
damned native." 



158 



frank Jacob Cowry 



FRANK" 



Frank Jacob LoTvry <was born in Cresco, Iowa, 
February 15, 1888. He graduated from the Cresco 
High School and later attended St. "John's cMili- 
tary Academy in Dela field, Wisconsin. He <u>as 
appointed to the Academy from lo<vja. 





STURDY little Irishman with a heart of gold 
is Frank, a chap whose chief trouble lies in 
trying to make people think he can be serious. 
Never a star, but has always managed to sail 
along pretty well up on the rolls and that with- 
out losing one bit of any fun that's going on. 
Was called "Sunshine'' Plebe year and might well have kept 
the name, for his perpetual smile is truly marvellous. Once 
only did he lose it and that was when at a hop Youngster 
year a voice from the stag line advised him to get out an oar, 
A man with lots of ideas of his own and the courage to stand 
by what he says. As keeper of the wops First Class year he 
handled the matter in a way that commanded the respect of all 
of us, including the wops themselves. 



159 




George Iflaus Cowry 



'GEORGE" 



George Maus Loivry iuas born in Erie, 'Penn- 
sylvania, October 27, 1889. He left the Erie 
High School at the end of his third year to prepare 
for the Naval Academy. 




EORGE bobs along with a pleased smile for 
every one and a walk marked by too much 
stride for a man his size* He has shown us 
what a man can do in this place by unostenta- 
tious hard work and a willing way* He is 
conscientious in all he does* and usually does 
everything well. Though not very savvy, his standing bears 
witness to his work, and his stripes to his efficiency* He has 
fussed consistently from our first June Ball, and "consist- 
ency" has been his motto* On First Class Cruise, he was 
largely responsible for the fact that our trip to London was not 
eventually cancelled, and every one feels grateful to him on 
that account. He is a great reader and does not spend much 
of his time on athletics* He commands our admiration that, 
in this place of unfortunate precedents, he has not been 
ashamed to do his best* 

"Hello, fellows*" 



I GO 



Scott Douglas mcCaugbey 



•MAC" 



•SCOTT" "McCOFFEY" 



Lucky Bag Staff Green N 

Class Crest Committee 

Christmas Card Committee 

Class Ring Committee Yellow N 2nd 



Scott 'Douglas SMcCaughey ivas born in Ma- 
comb, Illinois, January 20, 1888. He attended 
school there and after graduating from the Ma- 
comb High School spent one year at Western 
Illinois State Normal School. He <was appointed 
from the 14th District, Illinois, by Congressman 
McKinney. 





STOLID Celt who, like Tom Moore, firmly be- 
lieves that "the queen of all islands is Erin the 
blest," and hence has no use for polite linguistic 
accomplishments such as English, French and 
Spanish, Built like an ox and has done good 
work in the shot-put and hammer-throw on the 
track team* A sturdy man on the Hustlers, and is the veteran 
of many a hard scrimmage* Savvy in Math and practical 
work, especially steam; must know how every piece of 
mechanism is assembled ; how the "blamed thing" works ; and 
sketches like a fiend. Many of the drawings in this volume 
bear evidence to his ability. The proud possessor of three 
ruffles and three stripes. Thinks he is bracing up when he 
tucks his chin into his neck, thereby displaying an additional 
ruffle. Liked the foreign Cruise, but was only sorry that we 
did not visit Dublin instead of London. 

"By gad!" 



101 




3obn Walter mcClaran 

"MAC" 

Manager Football Team, vice O'Brien 
(resigned), (1, b) 
Class Supper Committee 
Christmas Card Committee 



John Walter cMcClaran <zvas born in Wooster, 
Ohio, October I, 1887. He attended the Graded 
Schools, the High Schools and the Wooster Uni- 
versity in his natfbe toivn. He is a member of 
the 'Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He ivas ap- 
pointed from the 17th District, Ohio, by the Hon. 
M. S. Smyser. 





AC is a healthy-skinned chap with a Mellin's 
Food build who has gone through this place on 
an equal mixture of conscientiousness and bluff* 
He is not very savvy, but never bones very 
hard, and yet never stands very low* He 
has been rather too lazy to make good in ath- 
letics, although he did get to come back early with the football 
squad one year, only to give the coaches the extra chance to 
take his number. He is not much of a fusser, but is seen down 
at the hops every once in a while* It is said that he made his 
debut dragging only after special request. Many of us will 
remember the extraordinary grease he had on the good ship 
Chicago, and we are told on authority that he is requesting the 
Michigan on graduation. He is very popular, and one of the 
most consistently lucky men in our Class. 



162 



Cbomas Shore mcCloy 



•SHORE" 



Thomas 5. McCloy <ma.s born in Monticello, 
Arkansas, on January 2, 1888. His home address 
is Monticello. He spent about three years at the 
Hineman University School before entering the 
Academy. He ivas appointed from Arkansas. 





HORE is a quiet chap from down Arkansas way 
who steadily makes his way without the aid of 
the fire-works some of us consider a necessary 
adjunct to our course* He is conscientious, and 
a hard-worker, and beat Soc Morgan out in a 
three year race for stripes* Likes to tell how 
he once licked Hyatt, the Army quarterback* Rarely seen at 
a hop because it is too great a problem to find his instantane- 
ous center of motion when he is on the floor. He sprouted out 
First Class year as a real savoir, but one who keeps plugging 
all the time. He is good-natured to a fault, and never quicker 
to see a joke than when it is on himself. He will do anything 
for anybody at any time, though it may interfere with some- 
thing he wants to do himself, and has stood twice as many 
watches for other people as he has for himself. 



Wc 




€dgar Raymond mcClung 

"MAC" 

White N 2nd BNB2nd 

Orange Numerals Yellow Numerals 

White Numerals 



Edgar Tiaymond McClung 'was born in Lib- 
erty, Indiana, September 9, 1887. He claims 
Muncie, Indiana, as his home and graduated at 
the High School there. Before entering the Acad- 
emy, he attended t<wo years at 'Purdue University, 
Lafayette, Indiana. He <was appointed from 
Indiana. 




AC is a huskily built chap, rather quiet in his 
ways, and conscientious in all he does* He has 
decided opinions on all subjects, and is usually 
one of the elements to be reckoned with in Class 
meetings. In athletics he has made good, play- 
ing baseball, football, and basketball, with great 
success. He does not smoke, and enjoys a good book. Can 
usually be found around with the people who set the Class 
standards, and his hearty laugh can be heard before he heaves 
in sight. On the Cruise he got the reputation of being the 
most consistent letter-writer in the Class with the possible 
exception of our old friend Charley Curry. He also kept a 
very extensive diary which made him a marked man. He 
has spent much of his odd time this last year working out 
laborious puzzles in the hope of getting an automobile, or a 
house and lot. 



104 



Charles Graham mcCord 

"MAC** "HELEN" 

Masqueraders (4, 3, 2, 1) 
Choir (4, 3, 2, 1) 




Charles Graham McCord tvas born in Denver, 
Colorado, on February 12, 1888. Graduated from 
Manual Training High School of 'Denver and at- 
tended Colorado State College Tvhere he became a 
member of the Sigma Delta Fraternity. 





NE of the quietest, most unassuming men in the 
Class, yet with just enough twinkle in his eyes 
to let you know that he gets there just the same. 
Looks rather sore but belies his appearance as 
he is always ready for anything — in a none too 
enthusiastic mood, — and periodically wakes up 
the place with a laugh that is heard in Baltimore. Not a very 
consistent fusser but when dragging puts his whole soul into 
it. Sticks to his old corn-cob or briar, which every now and 
then gives way to the more prosperous "see-gar/* Made one 
big liberty in Newport, and since then has been known as the 
king of financiers, also rather enjoyed the trip to London, 
eh, what? Is a hard and consistent worker who has shown 
by weathering a year with Mose that he can put up with 
most anything and still smile. A friend of everybody and 
everybody's friend. 

"Say, Zenor, do I look bad?" 



1 05 




Trank Carey mcCord 



•ALICE" ••MAC" 



Frank Carey McCord ■■was born in Vincennes, 
Indiana, on August 2, 1890. Prior to coming to 
Annapolis he lived in his native tcwn, spending 
three years at the High School of that city. His 
present home address is TJincennes. He <was 
appointed from Indiana. 




LICE achieved fame Plebe summer through his 
blushing competitions with "Mac," the com- 
petitions being a feature of every meal. A very- 
modest sort of chap and as straight as a die. 
Known as "Alice of old Vincennes" and until 
our return from Second Class leave, his con- 
tinued refusal to be enticed to the hops led us to believe in his 
attachment to some fair one at home. Fond of relating 
experiences, the principal draw-back being that he insists on 
repeating them five or six times. One of the favored ones who 
can get through on very little boning. Reads novels in study 
hours and is an inveterate smoker, being particular fond of 
bull scags. Sick most of First Class Cruise, losing more 
weight than some of the boys on the "Iowa," which is saying 
a good deal. Of the sort who hoe their own row, doing much 
and saying little. 

"Blush for us, Mr. McCord." 



KKi 









Edward Clinton IttcGebee 



'MAGGIE" "MAC 



Expert Bar 



Ed<rvard Clinton McGehee ivas born in Monroe, 
Louisiana, on October 8, 1887. After graduating 
from Monroe High School, he 'went for one year 
to Liberty College, Liberty, Mississippi. The suc- 
ceeding year he entered the Louisiana Agricultural 
and Mechanical College, %>here he pursued a three 
years ' course. He c u>as appointed from Louisiana. 





HEN we first saw Maggie we pinched ourselves 
to see if we were really awake* But we soon 
became accustomed to him, and in time became 
fond of him. He has a rapid, voluble way of 
speaking that reminds one of a vessel not under 
control, but he is savvy enough to talk as much 
as he likes. He never went out for athletics, but takes his 
recreation at all the hops and informals. He cares not for 
the weed, but prefers to devote his leisure hours to a good 
magazine. Was strikingly savvy the first two years. The 
union of McCloy and McGehee Second Class year trans- 
formed him into a consistent Y. M. C. A. man. He is un- 
selfish, and will go out of his way to help anyone, regardless 
of rank or class. He is widely liked for his good-heartedness, 
his generosity, and his pleasant kindliness. 



lGl 




fiarry Dickson Ittcfienry 



•PINX" "MAC" 



gGt Gym. Numerals Expert 



Harry Dickson SMcHenry %as born in Punxau- 
ta<wney, 'Pa., on the 26th of September, 1889. 
Attended the Punxautaivney High School for 
three years before he began to prep for the Acad- 
emy. He <zvas appointed from Pennsylvania. 




HE man who first informed us that there was 
such a place on the map as Punxautawney. 
Early in life, he decided to give up a precarious 
existence in the coal mines in order to serve his 
Uncle Sam, A man whose cheerful disposition 
and consistent hard work in every thing he 
undertakes have won for him innumerable friends during his 
four years. With the Dutchman, formed a combination of 
pluggers that not unfrequently hung one on the Academic 
Board, When "Mac" came to us, he was not what one 
would call husky; but, after three years of hard work and 
daily appearance at the gym, he has developed into a first- 
class gymnast His great pastime is a rough house, and light 
as he is, he has given Leedul many a lively quarter of an 
hour. Was quite a heavy fusser Youngster year and during 
that time was able to keep the Ninth Company well supplied 
with fudge. 



108 



George Johnson mcltlillin 



'BRIGHT EYES" 




George Johnson McMiLlin <was born in Youngs- 
town, Ohio, on November 25, 1889. He has 
spent his life in Ohio, leaving the c Rayen High 
School, of Youngsto<wn r to come to the Academy. 
He <voas appointed from Ohio. 





HANDSOME chap from Ohio who comes by 
his nickname quite legitimately* He is a quiet, 
peaceful youth, who works hard and gets good 
results* Usually on the right side of a 3*0, ex- 
cept when he strikes a snag like that of Wool- 
sey's Theoretical during Second Class year* 
At that time he thought seriously of Matrimony and Youngs- 
town* It is gently hinted that he might be a wiser man* were 
he to place less reliance in the Y. Vindicator* his sole source of 
misinformation* Bright Eyes is quite a fusser* and usually 
makes a hit* If he doesn't, it's only because the girls do not 
take him seriously on account of his apparent youthfulness* 
When he writes his left hand travels like a Chesapeake Crab 
in a heavy sea. — which has been the inspiration for another 
nickname* His best friends are those who know him best. 



1G9 




Daniel Segmiller ltKQuairie 



"DANNUL" "DEACOIN" "BISHOP" 



"Daniel Segmiller McQuarrie from Beaver City, 
Utah, %>as born in St. George, Utah, September 
19, 1888. Early in life he came to cHeiv York 
City, where he spent three years at DeWitt Clin- 
ton High School. He <zvas appointed from Utah 
by Senator Sutherland. 





HE Deacon spent his earlier days in Utah but 
later removed to New York where he attained 
his present polish* One of the most impractical 
men in the Class, he is nevertheless very savvy 
theoretically* Is an authority on any subject 
from fussing to aeroplanes* By his happy and 
cheerful disposition, he has made himself popular with all, and 
we have grown so used to his light-heartedness that it is 
difficult to take him seriously* even when he wants us to* 
Although he captained the Ninth Company baseball team, 
he is not what one would call an athlete* His favorite game 
is chess and he just loves those intricate games which require 
deep thinking. Stands well enough to get out of most of the 
semi-anns and arms. Was a Red Mike until the end of Second 
Class year when he was sadly smitten and has since been 
one of our heaviest fussers. 







170 



Albert Roscoe mack 



ROUGE" "AGLINALDO" "ARTURO* 




Albert R. Mack luas born in Hillsboro, Illinois, 
on September 2, 1887. He has lived most of his 
life in Illinois, graduated from Hillsboro High 
School and <was appointed to the Naval Academy 
from the 2 1st District, Illinois, by the Hon. Zeno 
Rfbes. 





OUGE has had troubles of his own with those 
translucent orbs which the Examining Board 
do not seem to think very good, so maybe he 
will not be able to continue with us in the great 
"Navee/' We hope he will not have to go, for 
he and that violincello ought to while away 
many an idle — accent strongly on the idle — moment in the 
wardroom, "Aguinaldo," as someone has named him, has 
auburn hair which is the envy of "Meestair Okie/' Refusing 
to show himself at the hops, Rouge has nevertheless enabled 
many another person to go by taking his duty for him* He 
is one of those sphinx-like people with whom it takes some 
time to get acquainted, but quietness in a pzrson is more or 
less of a welcome attribute since four years here usually 
makes a man crazily garrulous. He is a good companion and 
a sensible chap* 



171 




Alexander lllacomb 



•ALEC" "LIZZIE" 



Masqueraders (1) 



(Alexander Macomb <was born in Fort 'Reno, 
Oklahoma, on February 5, 1888. His father is 
an army officer, so he has lived in many places 
throughout the country. He spent a fe%> months 
in the Philippines and visited Japan. He attended 
the Western High School in Washington for a 
year, the University of Arizona for a fe<u> months 
and %as appointed by Representative Denby from 
the 1st District, Michigan. 




ATHER an odd sort of chap is Alec, one whom 
most of us have never quite understood. Not 
much of a mixer, he has preferred to let us come 
to him. Those of us who know him intimately 
have realized that he is a man whose acquaint- 
ance is well worth cultivating. Has lots of tem- 
perament to which he has just claim. A great lover of the 
beautiful, in women, in poetry, in art, and in music. Inci- 
dentally, he plays the piano very well. Has broad ideas of 
life, customs, and people, based on wide travel and intelligent 
reading. Made quite a name for himself through his ability 
as an actress in the Masqueraders First Class year. His 
knowledge of Dago and his willingness to help others in it 
always made his room exceedingly popular just before a Dago 
recitation. Though rather effeminate in his manners, he is a 
man of high ideals, and good determination. 

"People of that sort don't know anything." 



172 



3obn fiolims magruder, 3r. 

"MAGGIE" 

Manager Crew Red N 2nd 
Red Numerals 




John H. SMagruder, Jr., ■was born in Wash- 
ington, T>. C, July I, 1889. He prepared for 
Yale at the Cloyne School, cNlewport, R. I., and 
then attended Sivavely's in Washington. He 
<was appointed to the cHa!\>al Academy from West 
'Virginia. 





AGGIE is a happy, easy-going gentleman of con- 
siderable length and small thickness. After four 
years with "Bob" for a room-mate, he has at- 
tained no small reputation himself as an artistic 
talker, and it has been aptly said of him "that he 
has given the Skinny Department more original 
dope than Watson ever put into his books/' He is a great 
fusser, and no hop is complete without his presence. For two 
years he was a crew man, then had to give it up, and was 
elected manager of the best crew the Navy ever put into the 
waters of the Severn, Though people had never thought of 
it before, it seemed perfectly natural for Maggie to draw one 
of the prize plums from the Cruise pudding, and though too 
non-reg and good-natured to make a "split" three-striper, he 
was efficient and popular with his company. 

"What's the matter?" "Oh, I just had a dance with that 
handsome Mr. Magruder." 




Joseph Reesman Itlann, 3r. 



TOMMY" 




Joseph Reesman Mann <was born in Lamed, 
Kansas, March 10, 1888. He moved later to 
Levjiston. 'Pennsylvania, ivhere he attended the 
Leiviston School for three years. He ivas ap- 
pointed from the 17th District. Pennsylvania, by 
the Hon. T. M. Mahon. 




OMMY, the old sea-dog. To the manner born, 
for all that he hails from well inland. Is 
never quite so happy as when, on a Cruise, he 
can find a quiet corner in which he can sit and 
smoke his pipe. From his jolly, free-and-easy 
manner, one gets the impression that Tommy 
is just a care-free drifter. Those who know the real Tommy 
realize the mistake. Bilged once, and then settled down with 
the grim determination to show that he can win if he sets 
his heart upon it. Heart-whole and fancy-free, he enjoys a 
hop as much as the most hardened heartbreaker. Has ideas 
worth while on a variety of subjects. Like the true sailor he 
is, Tommy can properly express himself when the occasion 
demands it, but never uses other than good, sea-going terms. 
A man one is proud to call a Classmate. 




174 



Paul Carlisle mayfield 



"PAUL" 




Paul Carlisle Mayfield <mas born in Summer 
Shade, Kentucky, on October 18, 1888. He gradu- 
ated from Divight High School of Summer Shade 
before entering the cAcademy. He •was appointed 
from Kentucky. 





AUL and Jube Ball were such quiet members 
of the Eighth that one hardly knew them until 
Jube dragged them both into prominence by 
bilging with a thud* There was a second time, 
later on, when Paul again occupied the public 
stage, and that was when he snatched Molly 
Sessions from the arms of the faithful Ben, Aside from these 
two occasions, Paul has remained steadily in the background, 
an extremely quiet, retired man. He rarely smokes. He has 
never been seen at a hop, nor has he ever openly shown any 
inclination to fuss, although it is suspected that his heart is 
stowed away some place out in old Kentucky. Not savvy, 
though he never gets unsat, largely because he has the faculty 
for consistent boning. Of domestic habits, he has managed 
to go through the Academy without making himself notorious 
for anything in particular. Not a mixer, he is known to only 
a few, but these few like him immensely. 




John forsytb meigs, % 



'JOHNNY" 



Red Numerals Red N 2nd 




John Forsyth Meigs iuas born in Washington, 
D. C, on March 2, 1890. He spent four years at 
St. George's School, Newport, l^hode Island, be- 
fore entering the cAcademy. He foas appointed 
from Pennsylvania. 




OHNNY first attracted us by his good common 
sense. After a while, when we knew him 
better, we found him a fine Classmate and the 
best kind of a friend. In spite of his lack of 
weight, he came within an ace of making the 
Varsity Crew last year through sheer pluck and 
persistence. Talks with a slow drawl, but when aroused to 
action can slam things around a few. Lived with his cousin, 
Fritz Rodgers, until Freddy bilged, and then roomed for a 
while with his other cousin, the French Alexander May-comb, 
Cares for maidens fair in a general sort of way, and often 
graces the ball room floor. Johnny is thoroughly generous 
with all his belongings. Is not savvy, but what he knows at 
all he knows well. Quiet, unassuming, but with an immense 
amount of perseverance and independence, he is a man who is 
sure to succeed in whatever he undertakes. 

"W-e-e-1, " 



170 



franz Brunsbofer melendy 



•SIS- 



Expert Bar 




Franz c Brunskofer Melendy ivas born in Indi- 
ana, September 22, 1890. He attended the In- 
state College for tiuo and one-half years. His 
residence c was confined to Indiana, ^whence he 
was appointed to the Naval cAcademy. His 
vresent address is Portland, Oregon. 








HE rosy-cheeked laddie who started in Plebe 
year, showing how he could play tag with the 
English language, purposely overwhelming his 
listeners with well-chosen words and with 
grammatical constructions that would have 
done credit to Henry James himself* Kept up 
this felicitous habit all four years, and has not fallen like many 
of us. Possessed of an excellent memory, "Sis" can repeat 
things almost word for word, and satisfied with that feat, he 
quite refuses to reason out the why and wherefore. Success- 
fully jollied Grace all four years. It's a wonder that Sis did 
not cause the loss of his wife's stripes, in his absent-minded 
way, for he has had plenty of chances to get his worthy room- 
mate into trouble. Laughs with the silvery tones of a Hia- 
watha. Always modest and unassuming, and consequently 
not a particularly good mixer, he has notwithstanding come 
to be well-known and well-liked. 



I 




John Oilman mcloin 

'JACK" "ARTURO" "CARUSO* 
Choir (2, I) Masqueraders (2, 1) 




/o/m Tillman Melvin is a native of Selma, 
cAlabama, Ivhere he ivas born on October 16, 
1887. He left school—Dallas cAcademy in Selma 
— at the age of thirteen, spending the succeeding 
six years as a bank clerk. At nineteen, he %as 
appointed to the cAcademy. 





LL Selma, now that Jack is about to graduate, is 
swelling with pride in her famous representative 
— famous as much for his wit as for his avoirdu- 
pois* A noise like the outside of a circus side- 
show, along with a clog-dance rendition of "All 
policemen have big feet" is a sure pre- 
liminary of Jack's approach. He enters — with the deep 
bow of the real Arturo — and with a few preliminary 
fraps, makes himself entirely at home* The survivor of a 
three-round contest with Sesh Boy in the steam room of the 
Gym* As a proof of his astonishing versatility, he sings in the 
Choir, holds down two chairs on one end of the Masqueraders 
Minstrel Show, and gains one number on Pierpont Mohle 
each year* He is a joke, but a good one, and for this as well 
as for many other qualities he has enjoyed an ever-increasing 
popularity with the Class* 

"I ain't nothin' if I ain't light on my feet." 





17* 



Barry Eloyd merring 

"SHORTY" 

Red N Yellow N Yellow N Star 




Harry L. SMerring c was born in Rathbone, Ne% 
York, on November 25, 1888. He attended the 
schools in his present home, Woodhull, Neiv 
York, graduating from the Woodhull High School. 
He Tvas appointed from the 33d District, Neiv 
York, by the Hon. T . R. Fassett. 





ROAD-MINDED, intelligent, a good thinker, 
very savvy, a mighty fine athlete — all these 
make a harmonious combination of sterling 
manhood. Shorty is made up of the above 
components. Holding greasing in bitter con- 
tempt, he went perhaps to the limit in the other 
direction on the Cruise, thus losing out in the plucking of cadet 
plums. Cool and collected always, with a good clear brain, 
nothing can daunt him. We all hold this raw-boned giant 
in respect and awe. His talents are varied, and long sessions 
somewhere on the Iowa with Kink, etc., used to please him 
immensely, even though many hours in the land of Nod were 
thereby lost for aye. Ask him what he did on leave and the 
answer is "Went fishing." Do you suppose that's all? — he 
says so, and he is not one of those who rave about being 
graduated as Ensigns, so perhaps he only did go fuss — er, 
rather — fishing after all. 



170 




Uincent Itteyer 

"VINCE" 

Lucky Bag Staff Star (4) Red N 2nd 

Editor-in-Chief Reef Points 

Masqueraders and President (1) 

Tennis Champion, Singles and Doubles (3) 

Bulletin Staff 

First Class Club Committee 



'Vincent Meyer <was born in New York City on 
cAugust 29, 1889. He moved later to his present 
home, Brooklyn, -where he attended the Boys' 
High School for three and a half years. He <zvas 
appointed from Ne c w York by the Hon. Jacob 
Ityppert. 




INCE combines the manners of a count with a 
never-failing effervescence of spirits; the result 
is a debonair courtliness that seems to be irre- 
sistible to the fair sex. He is possessed of an 
extraordinary flow of language, and has been 
one of the mainstays of the Bulletin for three 
years. He has also been a pillar of the Masqueraders, and 
has achieved a well-earned fame for his work behind the foot- 
lights. Vince had a reputation for being reserved until soon 
after Second Class leave, when he developed a very "Mid- 
summer madness," and sprang into immediate fame as a con- 
tortionist, and the originator of more of those funny noises 
than Sambo ever dreamed of. About the same time he con- 
cluded the Navy was no place for him, and used to decide 
on a new career every day. Vince is a man of the highest 
principles, which he consistently lives up to, and sustains his 
reputation as a good fellow without the sacrifice of one. 



ISO 



Stanley Ittitcbell 



"STANLEY" 



Stanley Mitchell <xuas born in Phoneton, Ohio, 
on July 25, 1887. He graduated at the Defiance, 
Ohio, High School, and put in t<wo years on an A. 
B. course at Defiance College. Before entering 
the Academy he spent several years as a reporter 
for the Asheville iN. C.) Citizen, and incidentally 
has climbed Mt. Mitchell. He claims Washington 
College, Tennessee, as his present home address. 





TANLEY is known to his company principally 
as the "Russian Lion, or the Pride of the Gym- 
nasium/' and is really quite an artist when it 
comes to anything in the wrestling line* Fusses 
consistently, and sometimes manages to pick out 
a dream. He admires the girls and believes in 
reciprocation. Has made good use of the sail-boats we have, 
but has been known to say, "Save the women and children; 
I can swim." He has a good, light build, and does not drink 
or smoke. During First Class year he was sent out to Las 
Animas, but may be able to get back before the end of the year. 
Delights in telling how he hunted lions and things in the 
mountains of Western North Carolina, but that may be partly 
accounted for by the fact that he was a reporter for the Ashe- 
ville local before he joined us. He is savvy, conscientious, 
and has done much for his less gifted brothers in the old 
Twelfth Company. 



181 




Robert Pierpont moble 



'MOHLAH" "PIERPONT" 



T^pbert Pierpont Mohle ivas born in Streator, 
Illinois, January 6, 1888. After a little o<ver a 
year in the Waukesha High School, Waukesha, 
Illinois, he entered the Chicago Nautical Training 
School ivhere he prepared for the cNjL<val <Aca- 
demy. 




T has often been said that the savviest man in a 
class is the one who graduates with 2.5 in 
every subject. On this rating "R. Pierpont 
Mohlah" undoubtedly stands Number One, 
With the same point of view, he is one of the 
first ten physically, weighing but a scant hun- 
dred and twenty on six feet of height. A sparse crop of light 
hair, and a deep hollow voice with a peculiar rattle complete 
this remarkable man. For three years he formed with Melvin 
the Long and the Short of the Eleventh Company, a pair 
notable as well for the beauty of their figures as for their grace 
of carriage. Mohle is rather quiet, not mingling much with 
the fellows, as he needs the time to bone, but he has the kind- 
est heart in the Class, and would give anything he owns to be 
able to help a classmate. 



182 



Robert Potter molten 



'BOB" "BOBBIE" 



Farewell Ball Committee 



Robert Potter Molten <was born in Philadelphia., 
Pa., on ch£<yvember 12, 1886. He received his 
early education at Chestnut Hill Academy, Epis- 
copal Academy, both in Pennsylvania, and at 
La c ivrence<ville School. His present home address 
is Philadelphia. He ivas appointed from the 6th 
District, Pennsylvania, by the Hon. J. D. Mc- 
Creary. 





HE second oldest man in the class — officially — 
and if we are to believe all that Bob tells us, he 
has crowded some most wonderful experiences 
into his life. Can talk on any subject, and his 
fluency of speech and convincing manner cause 
many people to believe some of his highly enter- 
taining stories. First and last a fusser, a pink tea is never 
fashionably replete without the presence of Robert Potter. Is 
somewhat of an artist, as past Lucky Bags will testify, and 
likes nothing better than to dabble in pen and ink. Became 
an honorary member of the Severn Hunt Club Second Class 
year and spent several afternoons galloping after that tame 
fox owned by the club. Was a comer as a half-back before 
he hurt his knee, but since then has been out of the game en- 
tirely. An exceedingly interesting man with lots of deter- 
mination, 

"Donche know/' 



183 




flylmer Cee morgan, Jr. 



*SOC" "SOCRATES" "ALMA" 



cAylmer L. Morgan, Jr., %as born in Camden, 
cArkansas, on August 19, 1890. He attended the 
schools there, graduating from the Camden High 
School. He <was appointed from the 7th District, 
cArkansas, by the Hon. Minor Wallace. 




|OC could sleep for twenty years and at the end 
of that time awake knowing everything that 
had happened in the meantime. The greatest 
capacity for sleep of anyone in the Class. In 
his waking moments he is seldom known to 
look between the covers of any book except to 
study with rapt attention the pages of the Scientific Ameri- 
can. It has been gently hinted that it was from this journal 
that Soc learned how to put the plug in a boat before lower- 
ing. However, that was years ago — on Youngster cruise, — 
and since then Soc has become as expert a seaman as he is a 
machinist. Machinery is his hobby and is a joy to his heart. 
Stubborn and hard to convince, and once his mind is made up 
has the strength of his convictions. The Prof, who argues 
with him, ends usually with a "Well, Mr, Morgan, I guess 
you are right/' 



184 



George Dominic Itturray 

"GEORGE" 

Class Ring Committee 

Class Crest Committee 

Farewell Ball Committee Masqueraders 

Manager Fencing Team 




George Dominic Murray "was born in Boston, 
Mass.. on July 6, J889. He has ne'ber deserted 
his naWbe state, having spent all of his life in 
Massachusetts prior to entering the Naval cAca- 
demy. He graduated from the cMechanic's Art 
High School, Boston. His present home address is 
Dorchester, Massachusetts. He toas appointed 
from the Wth District, Massachusetts, by the 
Hon. W. S. McNary. 





^vENUINELY English, as far as manner of speak- 
ing and ability to see a joke go* When he first 
came to us he was as serious-minded as your 
typical Bostonian. After shining as a savoir 
Plebe year, decided to rest on his laurels and has 
been resting on them ever since. Youngster 
year, in addition to blossoming out as a fusser and a fumoid, 
George became one of the song-birds of the First Company. 
His room soon became a veritable smoking parlor, and Second 
Class year, when he installed a phonograph in it, the after- 
dinner sessions were very crowded affairs. One of the boys, 
and likes to tell of his experiences in London First Class cruise. 
Has a confidential way of speaking that gives him quite an 
important air. Gets angry at the "professors" once in a while 
but is usually a jolly fellow and a good companion* 
"Come on boys, let's have a song/' 



18:3 




Richard Pegram myers 



'DICK" "KING" 



Yellow N 2d 



Boxing Champion — Middle, Light Heavy, 
and Heavy 



Richard 'Pegram Myers ■was born in Peters- 
burg, Virginia, on May 23, 1887. He attended 
the 'Petersburg High School for t<rvo years, and 
then spent t c wo years at Virginia Polytechnic Insti- 
tute. He <was appointed from Virginia. 




ICK became famous Plebe year for his habit of 
speaking as if he were having a pie race with 
himself* Even now his manner of speech is 
understood only by his intimate friends. He 
had a fearful time First Class cruise with Father 
Neptune, casting uneasy looks about him when- 
ever much of a roll came along. On all cruises he has been 
known as the best kind of a man to make a liberty with, 
particularly at New London. On land he has no equal. He 
is one of the finest amateur boxers in the country, never failing 
to down his opponent. He went out hard First Class year 
after a yellow N, and lost out only because of lack of previous 
training. Lost a bunch of stripzs owing to an unfortunate 
cruise incident. His independence, and his loyal pride in old 
Virginia, stamp him for the true Southern gentleman he is. 
"Look-a-hyeh, got a nickel? Want to telephone." 



ISO 



Cberrubusco newton, 1i\ 



'SCRUBBY" "CHERRY" "COUNT" 



Cherrubusco Newton, Jr., <was born in Mon- 
roe, Louisiana, on July 5, 1888. He ivent to 
Washington and Lee University, <zvhere he became 
a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He <was ap- 
pointed from the 5th District, Louisiana, by the 
Hon. J. E. Ransdell. 





QUIET little Southern gentleman, polite as the 
proverbial Frenchman and haughty as the arro- 
gant Castilian. To those who do not know 
him intimately — and there are many who do 
not — he seems to carry about him an impene- 
trable air of dignity and reserve. The biggest 
thing Scrubby has done since he has been with us has been 
to live with Red Erwin three years without bilging, Newton's 
favorite pastime is to sit with an unlighted cigar between his 
jaws and either pick at his old mandolin or write loving bon- 
bcns on pink note paper. Studies come second with him — 
2,5 is his aim; he generally gets what he wants and seldom 
oversteps. Scrubby's little spells of rhinoing are more amus- 
ing than disagreeable, even though he thinks that the Discipline 
Department and the stripers are all leagued against "us clean 
sleevers." 

"All right old boy, you watch me." 



181 




Joseph Ceroy Hielson 

"JO" "PEPE" 
"PRIDE OF POCATELLO" 

Lucky Bag Staff White N 2d 
Yellow Numerals 




Joseph Leroy Nielson foas born in c Pocatello, 
Idaho, on May 10, 1888. He has lived most of 
his life in Pocatello, graduated from the Pocatelto 
High School, and ivas at the Academy of Idaho 
ivhen appointed to the Academy. 




iUST how Pepe found out that his government 
had a Navy, and how he decided that he would 
rather be a sailor than a cow-puncher, is a long 
story. Suffice it to say that he's here, going to 
stay, and that we are glad of it. He is a clever 
hand with a kodak, and his interest and artistic 
taste have done much toward the completion of this book. He 
plays baseball and basketball, but shines at the former. If 
he had not been so unfortunate as to have a star man ahead 
of him to cover the first bag during our four years, he would 
easily have held it down for us. He has the rather unusual 
good fortune of being very clear in sketching, and that with 
other desirable qualities have kept him from all worry from his 
studies. When one meets Jo, and he doesn't wear the cheeri- 
est of smiles, there is sure to be something wrong in the 
state of Crabtown. 

"Sare! Dot vich I most desare ist " 




188 



Elliott Bocllcy Jlixon 



•MX" 



'YID" "WEENEY" 



Basketball (bNb 2d) Orange Numerals 
Captain Golf Squad 



Elliott Bodley Nixon ivas bom in Ne%> York 
City, October 26, 1889. He claims Ne<w York for 
his home, and before entering the Academy spent 
three years at ToTvnsend Harris Hall there. He 
ivas appointed from the 1 1th District, Neiv York, 
by the Hon. Burke Cochran. 





(LTHOUGH he constantly wears a most injured 
expression, Nix is one of the few who never 
rhino. In athletics he has had nothing but hard 
luck* He tried for the basketball team and got 
his b. N, b, 2nd, but couldn't make the team* 
Then he tried for the Class team, but was 
kicked off the squad because of his N2nd. He went out for 
golf, became an expert, was elected captain of the team — and 
the squad was discontinued* He still has the weak squad; 
however. He is a good dsal of a fusser, but seldom drags* 
In reciting, lets the prof do most of the talking, and so gets 
pretty good marks. He particularly delights in taking indica- 
tor cards, and some slanderer has said that he got his stripe by 
"the sweat of his brow/' He is no greaser, however. He 
likes sleep, "goils," and a rough-house, and his New York 
twang is a welcome addition to any company, 
"Poi, poi, apple poi." 



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>> 




Eugene Cbompson Oates 



'TITUS" 



Eugene Oates %as born in Charlotte, North 
Carolina, on September 11, 1888. He claims 
Charlotte as his home and graduated at the Char- 
lotte Military Institute before entering the cNjL<val 
Academy. He 1t>as appointed from the llth Dis- 
trict. North Carolina, by the Hon. E. Y. Webb. 






NE look into those eyes and his character lies 
before you, — they fairly scintillate with humor, 
sharpness, quick wit, sincerity and devilishness. 
He has more impressive original phrases than 
anyone in the Class, and when he is in the mood 
keeps the crowd in excellent humor. Fusses 
but little, and so deprives the ladies who grace our dancing 
floor of the pleasure of knowing one of our most interesting 
exhibits. He is perhaps most in his element when giving the 
bunch one of his straight tips — right from the President. Is 
rather slight of build, and as neat as a pin. Likes to believe 
that he can play baseball, and graced the old Ninth Company 
team. Is savvy, but claims that he likes the crowd down in 
the wooden section best. His experiences while President 
(?) of the Charlotte Electric Company have whiled away 
many an idle hour with their originality and humor. 
"Well! It was this way." 







190 



tijilliam Hunter O'Brien. Jr. 



'JACK" 



'SHORTY" "BILL" "O" 



Football, Assistant Manager, Manager (1, a) 
First Class Club Committee (2) 




William Hunter O'Brien %>as born in Lal&rence- 
burg, Indiana, on Friday, January 13, 1888. He 
graduated from La%>renceburg High School, and 
spent one year at De Pauiv University, <where he 
became a member of the Indiana Alpha Chapter 
of the Phi Kappa Psi. He <was appointed by the 
Hon. L. M. c Dickson, from the Fourth Indiana. 





NE of the most popular men in the Class, this 
little Irishman must surely have kissed the 
Blarney Stone. Small of stature, but large of 
heart, quick-witted and shrewd of tongue, 
Shorty soon won his way into our hearts* He 
will make an excellent officer, or a great poli- 
tician sometime, and we hope that it is the former. He can 
make a speech, tell a story, or cuss out a Plebe with the best 
of them, but the Plebes in his Company gave him a box of 
cigars for Christmas. Occasionally rhinos about Service 
methods, and has had lots of cause since that hazing deal. His 
business ability and his popularity drew him the hardest and 
biggest managership, and he engineered the team up to and 
through a most successful season until he was forced to resign 
on account of his accumulation of demerits. Is tolerably 
savvy, has a weakness for sleep, and a good working knowl- 
edge of the English language. 



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John Brognard Okie, % 



'JACK" 



Expert Bar 



John B. Okie <was born in Washington, D. C 
on September 7, 1888. He has attended schools 
in a number of states, made t<wo trips abroad, 
and punched cot&s. His present home is Lost 
Cabin Ranch, Wyoming. He ivas appointed from 
Wyoming by Senator Clark. 




ERE he is! Jack, the cosmopolitan, of ranch 
fame, hailing from that little hamlet of "Red 
Dog" or Lost Cabin, Despite his lack of hirsute 
decoration, he is one of the most companionable 
and agreeable of men* Will talk on any subject 
whatever, particularly one about which he 
knows nothing* You can seldom get him to argue, for he 
positively refuses to listen to reason* Was a satellite of 
Tommy Jones during Youngster year, and invariably capti- 
vated the O. C and the Plebes of a Saturday night by his 
extreme affability and politeness* Reached an advanced stage 
of case-hardened tougeness Second Class year when he nearly 
hit the pap for introducing animals into quarters, to the ac- 
companying discomfiture of Bert, who was too surprised to 
utter a protest* Is never still, but flits around from room to 
room during study hours, exchanging a jibe here and there 
telling of Cummin's latest escapade. 



192 






Roger IDarde Paine 

"ROGER" 

Editor in Chief of the Lucky Bag Star (4) 
First Class Cluh Committee 




Roger Warde Paine ivas born in cAkron, Ohio, 
September 7, 1887. He has lived in Ohio and 
Washington, D. C, and -was appointed from the 
'District of Columbia by President Poose'belt. 
cAfter graduating from Central High School of 
Washington he made a cruise in 1906-1907 on the 
U. S. S. Fish Hal&k, of the Fish Commission. 





N ITS choice of Editor-in-Chief of the Lucky 
Bag the Class secured a man who by his energy 
and singleness of purpose has well proven his 
worth* His high class standing is due to his 
ability to concentrate his attention during study 
hours and to his impressive manner in the 
section room. However, Roger is the last man we'd think of 
as a greaser. Took his recreation in canoeing and playing 
tennis. His room has been known since Plebe year as a 
gathering place where you would always get a hearty greet- 
ing and an enjoyable smoke. Once known as a confirmed 
fusser. Hard luck, and inability to stand from under, on the 
First Class cruise kept him from the stripes that his unques- 
tioned efficiency deserved. One of the men who can speak 
with ease and fluency in Class meetings. Few in the Class 
are of steadier character or greater ability and none make a 
firmer or a more self-sacrificing friend. 



193 




Eyell $t Couis Pamperin 



'PAMP" 



Brown N 2d 



Lyell S. Pamperin <was born at Green Bay, 
Wisconsin, on June I, 1887. He attended the 
schools in Oconto, Wisconsin, and graduated 
from the High School. He <was appointed from 
the 9th District, Wisconsin, by the Hon. E. S. 
Unnet. 




TOOD by the old Twelfth so well that at the 
end of three years was made its chief ♦ Thinks 
Winnie Rankin the ideal three striper, and it is 
a treat for anyone to hear Pamp's melodious 
tones floating across the parade ground, "Com- 
pany Halt-t-t!" Quite a rifle shot and sports a 
revolver for some of his work at Wakefield. Thinks he is 
a steam fiend but most of it is sheer bluff. Has the greatest 
collection of automobile catalogues in existence and vows that 
a one cylinder Cadillac has them all beaten. Would rather 
argue than eat. His favorite stunt is to work out a difficult 
prob, then go around to some would-be wise guy, ask him 
how to work it and then tell him how to do it after he has 
wasted an hour trying. Pamp is a true badger and swears 
that Wisconsin is the only place on earth worth while. 
"How was that? Say it again." 



104 



George fountain Parrott, 3i\ 



•POLLY" "BIRIV 



George Fountain Parrott, Jr., <was born in Fall- 
ing Creek, N. C, on "December 22, 1887. He 
attended successively the Kingstown Graded 
School and the Rhodes SMilitary Institute, but did 
not graduate from either. He then ivent to the 
Oak Ridge Institute, N. C., from which he gradu- 
ated. His present home address is Kingston, N. 
C. He ivas appointed from the 2nd District, 
North Carolina, by the Hon. C. Kitchin. 





OU may know Polly intimately for months and 
never hear him speak an unkind word of an- 
other. Appreciating the prevalence of criticism 
at the Academy, we can realize what it means 
to abstain from it. Quiet, unassuming, and, it 
must be said, far from addicted to work. Has 
a Southerner's love of ease, but actually mustered up suf- 
ficient energy to be a football representative of the Third 
Company once upon a time. Always in a good humor. 
About every three weeks, he becomes very voluble and musi- 
cal. Though not remarkably religious, Polly was elected 
President of the Y, M. C. A, Second Class year. However, 
his high ideals of honor would not permit him to accept the 
office after learning that the ballots had been stuffed and he 
resigned in favor of one more religiously inclined. Has long 
dreamed of a medical career, but will make a better naval 
officer than doctor. 



195 




Grnest Llewellyn Patch 



'DAN" 



Green Numerals Expert 



Ernest Llewellyn 'Patch -was born in Stone- 
ham, Mass., on June 21, 1887. He graduated 
from Stoneham High School in 1905, and then 
spent a year at the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. He <zvas appointed from the 7th 
District, Massachusetts, by the Hon. E. W. Rob- 
erts. 




N SPITE of Dan's being a typical New Eng- 
lander, he talks very fair American, — almost 
as good as that of Yens* Is a thorough savoir 
but loses out by not telling the profs all he 
knows* He is also efficient, and always does 
a thing right if he does it at all. Gave promise 
Plebe summer of becoming a track man, but the stiffness of 
old age has kept him from getting more than his numerals. 
Is a faithful attendant of the Baptist Church, a real Y. M. C. 
A. man, doesn't smoke, and never says anything stronger 
than "Rats!" Sat out two dances at the '09 Farewell Ball, 
but has never been guilty since. Has not written to a girl 
since he entered the Academy. Dan will make a fine, practical 
officer, but would much rather be a constructor than an 
attache. 




1 96 



Reuben Hoel Perley 

"RUBE" "SALVATION NELL" 

Lacrosse, l_ N T Orange Numerals 
Expert President Y. M. C. A. 



Reuben Noel Perley ivas born in Melrose, 
Mass., December 6, 1889. After graduating from 
the Wakefield High School, he %>as appointed to 
the Naval Academy by the Hon. E. W. Roberts. 





NE of the most conscientious workers in the Class 
is Rube. We like him for his straightforward- 
ness, his gentlemanly qualities, and his earnest- 
ness. As a Youngster he became a member of 
Turns Johnson's Bible Class, but finding that 
he knew more along ecclesiastical lines than 
Turns, started a class of his own. Sunday nights at Y. M. 
C. A. he gives us this as a starter, "Fellows we have with 
us this evening, etc/' Has obtained prominence along athletic 
lines, being a member of the Lacrosse team and also a basket- 
ball player of merit. He drew three stripes First Class year 
and has a reputation for his confidential advice to his company. 
Second Class cruise he received great honors from the Bos- 
ton papers, which hailed him as "The future Admiral from 
Boston." He has always stood well on account of his con- 
sistent boning and will make a very valuable addition to 
any ship's company. 



19"; 




3obn Richard Peterson, Jr. 

"SWEDE" "CLARENCE" "SWEENY" 
"ARCHIBALD" "PETE" 

Lucky Bag Staff Orange Numerals 
White Numerals Masqueraders 




John Richard Peterson <was born in Neiv York 
City, October 4, 1889. He attended Fordham 
Preparatory School and later Fordham University, 
Ivhere he spent one year before his appointment 
to the Academy from Ne<w York. 




WEDE is the most happy-go-lucky man in the 
Class, a jolly shipmate, a true friend, and al- 
ways a gentleman. He is never rhino and 
can't stand to see anyone in that sorrowful 
plight. His chief delight is to get a bunch 
around the piano Sundays after chapel and 
make the building shake. Sing? No, Clarence does not 
sing, that is, no one has yet heard him. He doesn't kill 
himself boning but still manages to keep above the average. 
First Class leave he was arrested twice for speeding in New 
York. We have not heard who was chasing him or why 
Sweeney was hurrying, but we are surprised that he was 
speeding, — so unnatural for the Swede. He is a genius with 
the camera and to him we are indebted for many of the pic- 
tures in the Bag. 

"Ohy. Maurice I feel like feets ball." 



11)8 



Wallace Benjamin Phillips 



•PHIL" 



Yellow Numerals 



Wallace Benjamin Phillips %as born in Greens- 
boro, North Carolina, on November 29, 1888. 
After tTUo years in the Greensboro High School, he 
spent one year in T'eele 's Business College, Greens- 
boro, North Carolina. He <zvas appointed from 
the 5th District, North Carolina, by the Hon. W. 
W. Kitchin. 





LUCKY chap from the South who is one of the 
strong men of the Class* Slow and easy-going, 
he is soft in speech, but a lion when aroused. 
He is a practically savvy man and can sketch 
a la Macaughey, but like all savvy men had 
his troubles with "Maitre Corbeau." Had hard 
luck Youngster year and was badly injured in the first play of 
an inter-class game, and so missed the trip to Philadelphia* 
Goes after things in a whole-hearted, earnest manner which 
brings results, and enjoys the confidence of all. For all his 
massive bulk, he has a gentle oscillatory motion when under 
way. Handles the non-reg Fifth in a snappy manner, and 
has proven an efficient and popular Three Stripsr. Fusses 
regularly and may be seen at every hop. He will make a 
conscientious and hard-working officer. 
"Hey, Brandt! Get off my papahs. Them's my papahs!" 



1!)!) 







Sherwood Picking 



Sher<wood Picking •was born in Baltimore, 
€Md., on the 2lst of February. 1890. He ivent 
abroad in 1899 and remained in Europe four years, 
attending "Real-schule," Cassel, Germany, and 
"LaVilla" Lausanne, Switzerland. On his return 
to the United States he attended Cheltenham Mili- 
tary Academy, and graduated. His present home 
is in Baltimore. He <was appointed by President 
Roosevelt. 




UR Admiral ; the most ostentatiously "sea-going" 
member of the Class. Sherwood can tell you, 
more or less correctly, the tonnage, armament, 
and speed of every warship in the Seven Seas, 
and the characteristics of every yacht on the 
Atlantic sea-board. He is the inventor of an 
original war-game, by means of which he proved beyond a 
doubt that Cervera should have beaten Sampson "to a frazzle/' 
Unfortunately for the War College, the narrow-minded ridi- 
cule of the Fifth Company caused this masterpiece to be laid 
away in a premature grave. His single-handed rescue of the 
stranded Argo and his material assistance that time on Young- 
ster Cruise, when the Olympia's steamer fell from the davits, 
will long be famous. He is possessed of real capability, when 
he troubles himself to exert it. This coupled with an original 
point of view makes him a formidable opponent in argument, 
and a thinker whose ideas are as novel as they are practical. 



200 



Ulilliam Itliddleton Qutglcy 

"BILL" "QUIG" 

Keeper of the Goat (1) Yellow Numerals 




William Middleton Quigley <rvas born in Brook- 
lyn, §H/w York, on July 9, 1890. He attended 
the DeWitt Clinton High School in that city for 
three years, but left for the Academy before 
graduating. He "teas appointed from Neiv York. 





ILL has the rep of being one of the original hard 
guys of the Class, but most of us wonder where 
he got it. Probably it was his Bowery slang 
that did it, but when he smiles the illusion is 
completely dispelled, for he has the jolliest and 
most infectious, most expansive smile in the 
Brigade. He does not always smile, however. He is, to put 
it mildly, temperamental, and is often wrapped in a dark, 
mysterious pall of gloom for days. He lost about a half a 
year once from sickness, and the Academic Board wanted to 
turn him back J Bill thought differently. It was an uphill fight, 
but he won out, and so saved to the Class a man we could ill- 
afford to lose. His crowning achievement was when he 
escorted the mascot goat to Philadelphia. The goat was 
frankly bored, but Bill — Well! Bill wasn't bored, nor 
were we. 

"Say, Bo." 



201 




Oliver middleton Read, 3r, 



MONK" "OLIVER" "MONO" 




OWber Read <xvas born in Beaufort County, 
South Carolina, 'January 12, 1889. He entered 
the 'Virginia Military Institute in 1905, and re- 
mained there a year and a half previous to his 
appointment to the Academy from South Carolina. 





HOT-BLOODED, fiery-faced youth with all the 
characteristics of the true Southerner. He puts 
all he has into everything that he does, whether 
it's boxing, fussing, or throwing a bluff at recita- 
tion. Is not savvy, but gets along as well as the 
average, although the Dago Department has 
given him many a troublesome hour. He decided, early in life, 
to fight for his country, and got his preliminary training at V. 
M. I., which accounts for his excellent bearing. Though more 
than ordinarily efficient, he has been too non-reg to ever appeal 
to the Powers that Be. Since the King made his hit in the 
ring, Monk has followed the example of Bubba, and spends 
much of his time with the boxing instructor. Never so happy 
as when he receives a letter from "that little chile." Four years 
in civilization have not yet taught him to pronounce that little 
word, "goat." 

"Go 'long man!" 





202 



3obn Walter Reeves 

"MONK" "JAKE" 

Lucky Bag Staff Gray Numerals 




John Walter Peeves <ivas born in Haddonfield, 
Ne<w Jersey, April 25, 1888. Graduated from 
Penn Charter School of Philadelphia, Pa., and 
ivas appointed from New Jersey by Senator F. 0, 
Briggs. 





VERY peculiar chap is Jake* He hails from a 
very peculiar state, so that might be the reason, 
A little hard to become intimate with, but once 
you know him he is one of the best of good fel- 
lows. Has very original ideas in regard to the 
ruling of the plebes. All he has to do at mess is 
to make a few vigorous passes through the air and you see the 
young gentlemen of the Fourth Class execute all kinds of pecu- 
liar manoeuvres and never a word is spoken. Has ambitions 
along the musical line, but is generally "tuning up" when 
asked to display his ability. He is a faithful adherent to the 
fencing squad and is making good. Savvy to a certain degree, 
he never has to worry about exams, and, consequently, 
absorbs a good many of the best sellers. To Jake's artistic 
ability are due many of the drawings and sketches adorning 
these pages. 

"Ach, mein Gott." 



203 




frank Wm Reynolds 



'GOLLY DING" "FRANK" 



Expert 



frank Furies c Reynolds Ifras born in Clayton, 
Delaware, October 29, 1890. He attended High 
School in Smyrna and Wilmington, Delaware, 
before entrance to the Academy. He was ap- 
pointed from Delaware by Congressman Burton. 




ERE we have one of the terrors of Delaware, a 
chap who used to kill at least one nigger before 
breakfast every day, just as an appetizer. Since 
entering the Academy he has been very quiet, 
and except for an occasional "By heck!" he 
would have been thought very timid. Golly 
has always been very independent ; in fact, too much so for his 
own good. Has never taken up athletics seriously. Would 
rather watch a rifle match or read a book on fishing than go to 
a football game. Always fussed when possible and always 
dragged a queen. Fond of a good "seegar" or a pipe. His 
buzzard Second Class year came as a reward for good conduct, 
and, consequently, his clean sleeve First Class year was some- 
thing of a surprise to the Class. Has always been sore on the 
Navy, but will probably settle down and stay in the service. 

"By golly, man!" 





204 



Conrad Ridgely 



'CON" "CONRAD" 



White N 2d 



Conrad Ridgely <was born in Augusta, Georgia, 
on 'December 23, 1888. He graduated from Sum- 
me/bille Academy and then <went to Georgia 
School of Technology, -where he became a mem- 
ber of Chi Phi fraternity. He entered the Acad- 
emy in 1906, appointed from Georgia by Senator 
cA. S. Clay. 





HE most polite man in the class. Whether 
addressing his favorite chaperone or requesting 
some plebe not to chew gum in ranks, he is 
always the same little Chesterfield, who would 
not offend for the world. As Conrad begins to 
get older, and his hair begins to get grayer, he 
says he doesn't care for the "little foolish ones" any more, and 
we take this to mean that he is beginning to have serious ideas 
on the girl question. He has changed his mind completely on 
the relative merits of Georgia and Maryland beauties during 
the past five years. Has roomed with Bob during most of his 
course. During Second Class year they used to have some 
heated disputes as to which had the longer legs. Everybody 
knows Conrad and everybody likes him, for his soft "Gawgia" 
drawl always sounds off with a pleasant word at the right 
time, 

"Well — I hate to leave such good cumpny, but " 



205 




matter Arthur Rieckl 



'WALTER" "DUTCH" "FROGGY 



Sharpshooter 



Walter Arthur Ifiedel <was born May 23, 1887, 
in Trenton, cNienv Jersey, ivhere he Ifbed until 
entering the cN^dbal Academy. He graduated 
from the Trenton High School and then attended 
Lehigh University for one year. He •was ap- 
pointed from the 4th District, Pennsylvania, by 
the Hon. Ira Wood. 




UTCH early became known as one of the habit- 
ues of Doc's, where his hearty laugh and emer- 
gency vocabulary gave him high standing in 
the squad. For the first two years was a strong 
advocate of the doctrines of the Y, M, C. A„ but 
since the Yale-Harvard race Second Class cruise 
he has devoted his efforts to an attempt to tame Jimmie, 
Drew a buzzard Second Class year for his ability to stand 
from under. Froggy has had enough trouble with his run- 
ning lights to discourage an ordinary man, but he showed his 
mettle by determining not to be bilged. Would rather read 
a medical treatise than go to a hop; however, Jimmie usually 
gets him to fuss a few queens when necessary, Walter is 
endowed with a good supply of brains and lots of common 
sense ; these, coupled with his perseverance and loyalty to his 
friends, insure him a successful career. 



206 



Trederic Louis Rkfkobl 

"RIEF" "FRITZ" 

Track Team (4, 3, 2,1) Green N 
Bulletin Staff (3, 2, 1) Class Football 



Frederic Louis Riefkohl ivas born in Maunabo, 
Puerto 'Pj.co, on February 27, 1889. He attended 
the Colegio de San Bernado at Anogo, P. R., 
the Episcopal Academy at Santa Cruz and ivas 
three and a half years at Phillip's Anddber. He 
•was appointed from Puerto Rico by President 
'Roosevelt. 





RITZ is from Puerto Rico and Boston, but his 
ideas and accomplishments are not confined 
even to these limits* He has the Southerner's 
fighting blood, held in check by New England 
conservatism, the Westerner's fondness of 
adventure, and the American college man's 
weakness for all that's folly* One of those who has raised the 
standard of the Navy track team during the last four years* 
He came to us from Andover with a reputation and has upheld 
it, "I just love that Mr* Riefkohl, he's always grinning," fust 
describes him. Rief is very fastidious and he has very good 
ideas about the proper way to enfoy living. He spends a good 
deal of his time in sick quarters and he knows every hospital 
apprentice in the navy. He is as stubborn as the proverbial 
donkey, much more contrary, and is fust fickle enough to make 
the model sailor man. 

"Oh, Mabel, what are you doing in a taxi cab?" 



207 




Ralph Greene Risley 

'RALPH" '•DEACON" "PARSON' 
"RIS" 

Expert Bar 





Ralph Risley vvas born in Hartford, Connecti- 
cut, on September I, 1890. He has spent most of 
his life in Hartford, and claims that as his home. 
He spent tivo years at the Hartford High School 
before his appointment to the Academy from the 
First Connecticut by the Hon. E. S. Henry. 




MAGINE, if you can, a pretty, pink-cheeked lad, 
with a strut like a turkey gobbler and a brace 
that would make any West Pointer envious, and 
you have Ralph Ris, the non-ratey Plebe and the 
model of conduct* One of the most immaculate 
men in the class, and one, judging from the fre- 
quent trips to Lover's Lane between twelve o'clock and lunch- 
eon formation, who will soon sprout out as the hero in the 
latest novel on Crab society. Red Mike, during Plebe year, 
but since then has got in the wake of the band wagon and 
has become a heavy fusser, but of the kind who looks around, 
picks one girl and hasn't eyes for any of the rest, A quiet, 
manly fellow whom anyone would be proud to call friend. 
Ralph was disappointed First Class cruise, but he is still the 
hard-working, conscientious fellow that we have known 
through all four years. 

"Aw, say, now." 



208 






3amcs Cittn Rodgcrs 

"DUCKY" 

Hop Committee (3, 2) Chairman (1) 
Thomas <S Nason Memorial Committee 







James Linn ledgers <zvas born in Springfield, 
Ohio, December 4, 1888. He attended the Spring- 
field High School, later La c wrence r bille, and then 
%>ent to Princeton one year. He <was appointed 
from the 7th "District, Ohio, by the Hon. J. W. 
Keifer. 





UCKY once thought of taking up medicine, but 
like so many of us with youthful dreams of a cit 
career, he decided that it was too much work to 
make a living out in the cold world. His 
strength of character, truly democratic nature, 
and spontaneous wit early won him a high place 
in the regard of the Class and made his election to the Hop 
Committee Youngster year merely a matter of form. Though 
most decidedly not a fusser, he religiously attended all hops, 
and First Class year was elected Chairman of the Committee, 
a position he has most ably filled. Never having had to pursue 
the elusive 2.5, Ducky has always been able to enjoy every bit 
of fun that's going. He can size up a football or baseball situ- 
ation to perfection and enjoys nothing better than sitting 
around with the bunch and talking over the plays. We expect 
to hear from Ducky before long as having done something 
worth while. 



209 




George Arthur Rood 



'MONK" 



White Numerals 



George Arthur Rood ivas born in Cincinnati, 
Ohio, on September 3, 1888. He <was three years 
at the Terre Haute, Indiana, High School but did 
not graduate. His present home address is Terre 
Haute, Indiana. He nvas appointed from Indiana 
by Senator Hemingway. 




SMALL man with a large man's ideas on all 
subjects, Monk, as one of the leaders of the old 
Third, was in his element. Whenever there's a 
party with G. Arthur Rood in it there's fun. He 
has a fertile brain for all kinds of machinery, and 
claims to be an inventor, though, so far, his 
genius has been devoted to no useful purposes. Will argue on 
any subject, from "belligerent units" to the best form of a 
"sniffle valve." Monk has a keen sense of humor, and though 
when on duty he rests serenely within the reserves of dignity, 
at other times he is out for any kind of a frolic. Has made him- 
self known as an efficient man, and stands forth as one of the 
best exponents of the maxim that "Good things come in small 
packages." 

"El mono es exhausto." 



'Jin 



Solon €zell Rose 



'SOLON" 



■ROSIE" 




Solon Ezell Rose <zvas born in Albuquerque, 
New Mexico, on August 20, 1890. He has Wbed 
in a great many states, and has attended a num- 
ber of schools, among them the Wallace University 
School in Nashville, Tennessee, from which he 
graduated. He voas appointed from Tennessee 
by Senator Carmack. 





NOWN intimately by few men in the Class, 
Solon spends much of his time reading ; in fact, 
he would rather indulge in a quiet literary ses- 
sion than go to a hop. The only time he dis- 
plays any energy is when playing lacrosse* Per- 
sistent work on the squad and steady attend- 
ance at practice resulted in his getting into several games 
Second Class year. Gets along with the minimum amount 
of boning, and has a faculty of seldom failing to obtain the 
coveted 3,0, Fond of taking lay-offs in Sick Quarters and 
generally manages to hit the list Sunday morning, A diffi- 
cult man to convince in an argument, being very decidedly 
a man of his own ideas. Showed the worth of these same 
ideas by inventing a gas engine First Class cruise, for the 
patent rights of which he received a tempting offer. He is 
a great reader, and was one of the collaborators in the 
"Rhymer's Club," 



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Allan Ansel Ruttcr 



"ALLAN" "FUZZY" 



White Numerals (1910) 



Allan Ansel Rutter %>as born in "Dana, Io<wa, 
on June 4, 1888. He graduated from Jefferson 
High School of Jefferson, Ioix>a, before entering 
the Academy. He %as appointed from Ioiua. 




LLAN was popular in \ 9 JO before his sick leave 
Youngster year made him a member of our 
Class, popular for his quiet gentlemanliness and 
considerate treatment of us plebes. He is an 
adept at the fussing game, and can convince 
any girl, except the most hardened yard engine, 
that he is in love with her in less than five minutes after an 
introduction. Has quiet tastes, loves nothing better that Kip- 
ling and a good skag, and never has injured himself boning* 
His quietness has kept him from becoming widely known, 
but all those who have had the good fortune to come closely 
in touch with him have found in him a true man and a good 
friend. Not very savvy, he settles down and bones at the 
proper time, and is never in grave danger of coming out on 
the wrong side of a 2.5. He is little, liked, and lucky. 
44 ril meet him later on " 



212 






normait Scott 

"NORM" "SCOTTY" 

Gray N Star Class Pipe Committee 
White Numerals Yellow Numerals 



Norman Scott mas bom in Indianapolis, Indi- 
ana, cAugust 10, 1889. He <was appointed by 
Senator Beveridge after completing three years in 
the Shortridge High School. His present home 
address is Indianapolis, Indiana. 





PERFECT non-greaser, a good fellow, and, 
therefore, one of the best liked men in the Class* 
Has friends of his own, and it's hard to get in, 
but once you do Scotty will treat you right* 
He has a brace like a camel, which helps to dis- 
tinguish him from the ordinary run of midship- 
men. On account of having been the wife of the Wop, he has 
always had to fight for a 2.5, but manages to keep his head 
just above water. Obtained immortal fame by helping to 
beat the Army in fencing in New York, when he became 
one of the three intercollegiate champions. He was second 
choice for individual champion. You never see Scotty with- 
out his sea-going pipe. Started at one time to fuss, but for 
reasons unknown, he cut it out. We wish Scotty only the 
best and when a showdown comes we know he will make 
good. 



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Ricbard Christian Scott, Jr. 



"DICK" 



'BUBBKR" 



Richard Christian Scott, Jr., <was born in Bed- 
ford County, Va., on January I, 1888. He spent 
several years at the Lynchburg High School, and 
then entered the Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
•where he remained until his appointment. He 
<was appointed from the 6th District of 'Virginia 
by the Hon. Carter Glass. 




N easy-going, whole-hearted Southerner, who is 
in a class by himself when it comes to a mix- 
ture of Southern and Dago dialect* Always 
happy and smiling, with his ever ready "How 
d'ye" for every one, Bubby is a real character 
and one of the best known and best liked men 
in the Class. Has always been in for a lot of kidding, but 
takes it in the propsr spirit. Though fairly savvy in most 
subjects, his fluency in Dago has had that Department com- 
pletely bluffed for the past four years. Bubber has one of the 
best places in the Class. Has never attempted anything in 
athletics, although he has helped train Dick for his bouts, 
and has become pretty good with the gloves himself. Is 
never satisfied unless he is able to "catch one of those things." 
A lady's man always, Bubber never misses a chance to 
fuss. 

"How d'ye sah! Touchez la, a la main!" 



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Trank Robert Sessions 



'FRANK' 



•SESH" "SESS-I-ON BOY' 



Frank Robert Sessions 'was born in Fennville. 
SMichigan, November 30, 1887. He spent tivo 
years at the Fennville High School, but completed 
his course at the Grand c Rapids Central High 
School. He also spent a year at Big Rapids In- 
stitute and part of a term at the Unfbersity of 
Michigan before his appointment to the Academy 
by the Hon. W. A. Smith from the Fourth 
Michigan. 





RANK is a mild-voiced, blue-eyed chap, who 
roams dreamily through life, taking everything 
with a placid smile and a passive belief* He 
has been described as not knowing whether he 
is alive or not, and in a general way that sums 
him up. He entered hardly knowing whether 
he wanted to come or not; has spent the course wondering 
whether he wanted to stay or not; and will probably graduate 
doubtful whether he is through or not Always of a kindly 
disposition and very willing, a passable degree of savviness 
has easily carried him through* While never the center, or 
even demonstrative membsr of a group, he is usually present 
when anything is going on. They say that he had the Min- 
strel Man going one day in a three-round bout for blood, for, 
though light, he is clever with his fists. Though run consid- 
erably, he is known and liked by everyone. 



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fienry 3adwin Shields 



'SKINNY" 



•HENRY" 




Henry Jadivin Shields <was born in Jermyn, 
'Pennsylvania, on SMay 27, 1890. He spent two 
years in the jermyn High School, and then <went 
to Scranton, ■where he completed the High School 
course in Scranton High School. He <was appoint- 
ed from the Wth 'District, Pennsylvania, by the 
Hon. T. H. Dale. 




UIET and retired, except with his closest friends, 
Skinny is not as well-known to the Class as he 
should be, for there are immense possibilities for 
a good, old-fashioned rough-house concealed 
under his calm exterior. However, the old 
Fifth, with whom he has sported for four years, 
recognizes Skinny for the man he is — a conscientious, 
hard-working, fun-loving Classmate. Plebe year he bilged 
Marmion, then tried to bilge Pinky Butler, and wound 
up by nearly bilging himself. Second Class year, he became 
suddenly and alarmingly savvy, but he still thinks that he 
will bilge before graduation. His athletic tendencies includs 
Thursday cross-countries and roller-skating on the Second 
Deck. Persistently refuses to learn to smoke or to dance, 
believing that life is worth living without these indispensables. 
Living with Peck for two years without going insane or 
bilging, is the feature of his record of which he is proudest. 



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Robert Bentbam Simons, Jr. 

"BILL" "BLONDY" 

Yellow Numerals Expert 



R. Bentham Simons <was born in Charleston, 
South Carolina, on April 29, 1888. He claims 
Charleston as his home, and graduated at the 
High School there. Before entering the Academy 
he spent t c wo years at Charleston College, -where 
he became a member of the Beta Epsilon Chapter 
of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. 





ILL has always complained that his handsome 
head of hair has been one of the greatest draw- 
backs of his naval career, for as sure as any- 
body is ragged in a crowd, that one is sure to be 
Bill. He is a characteristic Southerner, talks 
with an attractive drawl, possesses abundant 
perseverance, and has a violent temper. He and Monk de- 
cided that they were tired of each other after a fast bout in 
which water pitchers figured conspicuously, and each hunted 
for a more even-tempsred affinity. Bill is not savvy, but his 
energy and concentration have stood by him well for the last 
four years. He is quiet, usually, only fusses when he thinks his 
heart is touched, and has had a happy life with the erratic, 
but mild-tempered Doc, Plays football with vim and energy, 
and might have been in the Varsity class had he been a little 
heavier. 



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Robert fiewetson Skelton 



'SIS" 



•BOB" 



Robert Heivetson Skelton <was born in Miftoau- 
kee, Wisconsin, on October II, 1889. He gradu- 
ated from the East '^Division High School of 
SMil'waukee. He <was appointed from the 5th 
District, Wisconsin, by the Hon. W. H. Stafford. 




LONG-COUPLED thoroughbred from the city 
of beer and pretzels. It has been said of Sis 
that he is "as true a sport and nice a chap as 
was ever born bow-legged/' and we believe it. 
Though not the handsomest man in the Class, 
he is probably the neatest. No matter whether 
at a hop or on a cross-country hike, Sis always has a crease 
in his trousers that you could cut your hand on, and his shoes 
are like mirrors. Savvy, and stands close to the top, because 
he has a nineteen-carat brain and that invaluable ability to sit 
down and stick with it. A fluent linguist J thanks to his 
French he made a hit in Marseille that will go down in his- 
tory, A member of the "Old Guard" and a man who will 
get to the top of the ladder a long time before most of us will. 
Rumple his hair or suggest music to him and see the fur fly. 
"I know Jack Okie's in there." 




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Glenn Albert Smith 

'•GAS" "GLENN" "SMITTY" 
"CAMEL" 

Cheer Leader (1) Masqueraders (3, 2, 1) 
Choir (3, 2,1) 



Glenn Albert Smith ivas born in Yankton, 
South ^Dakota, cApril 8, 1890, and has resided in 
Minnesota, South Dakota and Illinois. After one 
year in Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, III., 
he entered Le c wis Institute, in Chicago, 'where he 
spent tivo years. He is a member of Delta Sigma 
fraternity, hashing entered the Alpha chapter at 
Leivis Institute in 1906. He <was appointed from 
the 7th District, Illinois, by Representative Knopf, 






AME to us as quite an overgrown kid with a 
host of original and unique ideas on every sub- 
ject* Has always had hard luck, but to hear 
him rhino is to laugh in spite of yourself. How- 
ever, moods such as these are wholly dissipated 
if he but lays his hands on his mandolin, when 
he lapses into dreamy somnolence. Can generally be found 
in company with Heinie and Molly, and it's a safe bet that 
he is running either one or both of them. Has had a varied 
assortment of room-mates, but now has met his match with 
Heinie, Never bones, as he is too nervous. Has a great weak- 
ness for stunning girls, anything that resembles music, good 
eats and — Chicago, Glenn was quite a comer in football, but 
was really too lazy to stick to it. When highly amussd, laughs 
like the exhaust of a gas engine, Smitty has made an excel- 
lent and humorous cheer-leader, 

"I don't like that name. This is final," 



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b 




Joseph mc€wr$ Bayard Smitb 



'BAYARD" "SMITT"* ALPHABET* 



White Numerals 



Joseph Smith <was born in Ne<zv York, oV_. Y., 
March 20, 1888. He spent seven years at St. 
Francis Xa<vier before his appointment to the Aca- 
demy by the Hon. J. A. Golden of the Eighteenth 
Ne% York. 




REAL New Yorker, who is right there when it 
comes to handing out the line of talk* Used to 
keep the bunch guessing pretty much at first 
until they finally got wise to him. An all-round 
good fellow and the best of friends, he has one 
quality which stands out before all others — 
generosity. He is never bluffed by a prof, and his frequent 
arguments, in which he usually gets the best of it, have low- 
ered his marks. Has had his mind set on the Navy ever since 
he first saw a steamer on the North River. His hobby seems 
to be present-day art and cigarettes, and he is a connoisseur 
in both. In the Winter, musters with the handball squad on 
Thursday afternoon, and in the Spring, class baseball is his 
excuse. Fusses occasionally, but has never fallen in love, 
although there were numerous rumors floating around last 
fall as to the reason he had for taking such a brace. 



220 



Cybrand Palmer Smith 



■LYBRAND" "PEARL" 




Lybrand 'Palmer Smith <was born in Decatur, 
Illinois, January 24. 1891. He has lived at r bari- 
ous times in Florida and California, but claims 
Decatur, Illinois, as his home. He attended De- 
catur High School, and spent tnvo years at the 
Academy to Milliken University [III.) before enter- 
ing the Academy. He ivas appointed from Illinois. 





YBRAND can't keep step with himself, and even 
with our famous band playing the most stirring 
of martial airs, he is invariably two to three 
beats behind. Has never been caught boning in 
study hour — or out of 'em — and in spite of all, 
stands extremely well. Was wont to spend 
hours gazing fondly at the portrait of the "only only/' to the 
intense amusement of Bobby, Delights in reading musty 
tales, like "Charles O'Malley" and "Vanity Fair," Worked 
hard for four years on the fencing squad, but was unable to 
acquire that graceful adeptness with the foils, which charac- 
terizes the fencing of Norm Scott. Spends hours and hours 
trying to invent a heavier-than-air flying machine that will be 
a world-beater. Inclined to harmless garrulity and never fails 
to elicit the admiration of his listeners at the vehemence of 
his expressions when anything goes wrong. 
"Sweet — showers of sunshine!" 



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fiarold Eugene Snow 



'HAROLD" "DA-DA" 



Masqueraders (3) 



£*-- - 




Harold Eugene Snow %as born in Brooklyn, N. 
Y., June 8, 1889. He went to the University 
School At New Haven for four months, then 
entered Yale 'where he spent one year. He was 
appointed by Congressman Allen from New Jersey. 




AROLD is a small, peaceable, hard-working 
man, who shines when it comes to mandolin 
technique* Is quiet, as a rule, and fusses con- 
sistently. He is happiest with a cigarette and 
a mandolin, and whiles away many valuable 
hours at this recreation. He has never gone out 
for athletics more than an occasional game of tennis, but has 
made frequent trips to the Gym during three years, partly 
through liking and partly through dire necessity, Harold has 
always managed to have the best of times on the Cruises, and 
had a peculiarly hair-raising experience one liberty in New 
London, Though small, he is lively, and is usually around 
when anything is happening. Technical subjects have 
always been his bug-bear, and if it had not been for the strong 
combination of Snow & Co, in Steam, he might now be 
treading the happy path of the cit. 



9,22 



Bert maxwell Snyder 

"BERT" 

Star (4) Yellow Numerals Expert Bar 
Lucky Bag Staff Secretary, Y. M. C. A. 



Bert Maxwell Snyder tuas born in Ann Arbor, 
cMichigan, June 23, 1887. Graduated from Chel- 
sea, (Mich.) High School, then took a t<wo years' 
course in Architectural Engineering at the Univer- 
sity of Michigan. He <was appointed by the Hon. 
C. E. Townsend from the 2d Michigan. 





ERT first attracted attention in his Y, M, C A, 
work, when he showed that he had the courage 
to stand up for his convictions* By starring 
Plebe year he displayed his ability and energy, 
but Youngster year he developed eye trouble 
that nearly caused his resignation* However, 
after extended sick leave he returned, and since then has had 
to content himself with the very minimum of studying, with 
a consequent drop in standing. Although not of the goody- 
goody tribe, Bert did a great deal of good work for the Y. M, 
C, A, His generosity and loyalty made him one of the stand- 
bys in the old First, where he saved many a man in Math, 
Not much on fussing or pink teas. He hit the pap the first 
time he ever smoked, and has never contracted the habit. If 
you ever need any advice or want someone to help you, go to 
Bert and he will always do his best. 



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Rarry (Uilliam Stark 

"MOLLY" 

Lucky Bag Staff Bulletin Staff 

Yellow Numerals 
Manager Class Baseball Team 



Harry William Stark %>as born in Wooster, 
Massachusetts, October 28, 1887, moving later to 
Findlay, Ohio. He graduated from the High 
School there before receiving his appointment to 
the Academy from Senator Charles Dick of Ohio. 




CHAP who couldn't be rhino if he really had to 
be. Tries sometimes, but fails miserably, for 
Molly's smiling face is almost an inspiration. 
To his accurate knowledge of athletics and to 
his ability with the pen are due most of the 
clever Bulletin write-ups of the games, A prac- 
tical athlete, too, as his numerals will show. While Molly is 
by no means a rounder, he does like to go out with the boys. 
Right there is where he shows his splendid character, being 
blessed with the happy faculty of mixing without having to 
actually participate. Molly never talks much, but we have 
reason to believe that he has a warm spot in his heart for 
Findlay for reasons other than that his folks live there. Nev- 
ertheless, he seldom misses a hop at the Academy. He dearly 
loves a good cigar, be it a Joe Gish special or a real smoke. 



224 






€lli$ Spencer Stone 

"ELLIS" "STONEY" 

Assistant Editor-in-Chief, Lucky Bag 

Class Ring Committee 

Class Christmas Card Committee, and 

Chairman (1) 

Midshipman Commissary (2, 1) 

Expert Bar 

Business Manager, Masqueraders (1) 

Star (4) 

Ellis Spencer Stone <was born in Camden, 
cArkansas, August 31, 1889. Being the son of an 
cArmy officer he has lived at one time or another 
in most parts of the country. He attended the 
Manual Training High School in Brooklyn. It 
ivas after graduating from there that he came to 
the cNjfbal cAcademy. He ^vas appointed from 
Arkansas by Senator Clark. 





HE most practical man in the Class. Level, and 
cool-headed, and possessing a fund of informa- 
tion on any and all subjects, he early came into 
prominence in Class matters, and earned many 
positions of honor and responsibility. He is a 
savoir of the first water, something of an inven- 
tor, and bones consistently. He wants to learn all there is to 
be known about a subject — and he does. His efficiency 
gained recognition Second Class year, when he pulled down 
a buzzard — which he held during the year in a way that gave 
promise of Three Stripes, at least, during First Class year. 
Unfortunately, fate was against him on the Cruise, and he did 
not net as much as we expected. He thinks there is no place 
like the West Coast after spending the greater part of First 
Class Leave in Los Angeles — with Ted. A man who will 
make good. 

"Oh, you fussers, be damned." 







Samuel Guy Strickland 

"GUY" "STRICK" 

White N 



Samuel G. Strickland %>as born in Daniels<ville, 
Georgia, December 16, 1887. He graduated from 
the Athens High School, in his present home toivn, 
and later ivent to the University of Georgia 'Prep. 
School. He <went to U. of G. for a year and a 
half, becoming a member of * a m 




UY is a handsome youth with unlimited grease, 
who dropped back from the Class of 1910 
quite naturally into place as our Senior Four 
Striper. He is a fusser of great capability, and 
knows all the great circle courses to the places 
worth while about Annapolis, and keeps an up- 
to-date chart of all the principal coaling stations. Plays base- 
ball, but might play better if he wouldn't wear those pink 
ankle braces. He talks with a drawl, which lengthens con- 
siderably when he thinks about it. His excellent brace and 
his ability to make some kind of an answer to every question 
asked him have carried him quite a ways in the section room, 
and a good voice and a reg disposition have made him a 
capable and efficient battalion commander. He has good 
intentions, is a good companion when he wants to be, and is 
apparently a hard worker. 

"Do you know what I'm going to do?" 



22fi 



£ugene Chambers Sweeney 



\SPIG" 



Eugene C. Siveeney was born in St. Joseph, 
Missouri, on December 6, 1888. His home is St. 
Joseph, inhere he graduated from the High School. 
He ivas appointed from Missouri. 





i<o NE of the old Twelfth, having stuck to that com- 
h*Tdj pany during the entire four years. Titus' run- 
ning mate for two years and the experiences 
these two had would fill volumes. Far-fairsed 
for the immortal speech he made to Bertie when 
he was ragged catching one in the shower of 
395. Spsnt his first hours in the Naval Academy mourning 
for "Old St. Joe/' the corner drug store, the fellows and espe- 
ctelly the girls who called him "Eugene, sir." The girls at 
home may have called him Eugene, but to us he is known 
as Spig, one of the most loyal and non-greasiest men in the 
Class. Spig is very partial to red hair, maybe, because affini- 
ties go by contraries, his own being just as straight and black 
as possible. But, anyway, Spig, when it comes to that, we're 
from Missouri and you will have to show us, too. 
"Say, Bill, let's ketch one." 



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3obn ItlcTall Sylvester 

"JOHNNY" 

Choir (3, 2, 1) Masqueraders (3, 2, 1) 

Lucky Bag Staff June Ball Committee 

Class German Committee 



John McFall Sylvester vjas born in Washing- 
ton, D. C, on the 13th of July, 1890. After 
leaving the grade schools he entered the McKinley 
Manual Training School of Washington, but did 
not graduate. He prepared for the cNjLval cAca- 
demy of the cArmy and Navy 'Preparatory School 
of Washington. While there he became a mem- 
ber of the Psi Chapter of the Omicron Kappa 'Pi 
Fraternity. He vjas appointed to the Academy 
by President Roosevelt from the District of Col- 
umbia. 




OHNNY has made a name for himself in the 
Class as one of our most consistent fussers. No 
hop is complete without his presence, and he 
sees that no hop is incomplete* He is popular 
with men, as well as with women, which is an 
unusual thing, and has drawn a coterie of kin- 
dred spirits around him during the course, who are pleased to 
call themselves the "possums/' He rhinos on occasion, and 
pines for the joys of cit life. These moods are transient, how- 
ever, and he is usually sunny and happy. Was a good deal 
of a kid when he entered, but four years have given him a 
good deal of strength of character. He has stood by the Choir 
thi*ough all the calumny heaped upon it, and usually decorates 
the front row of the chorus in all the Masquerader produc- 
tions. He has a good physique, but has been too lazy to ever 
make use of it. 

"Gee! I wish I were up in Washington to-night." 




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James fiarwy taylor 



•JAMES" "JIMMIE" 



Expert Bar Choir (4) Masqueraders (4) 




*• «• 



James Harvey Taylor <was born in Morrxs- 
tcm>n, Indiana. May 24, 1890. He came 'within 
fvve months of graduating at the Indianapolis 
Manual Training High School. His home is near 
Fountainto%>n, Indiana, from Tvhich place he %>as 
appointed by the Hon. J. E. Watson, of the Fifth 
Indiana. 





HEN our Class started out we were strong in the 
bearers of this good old American name. But 
the road proved hard, and Jimmy alone stuck 
out the course. He is a happy-go-lucky fellow 
who does not bone very hard, — and so does 
not stand very high, — who demands a crowd 
for his thorough enjoyment, and who has formed a strong 
combination with his savvy room-mate. Fussing is the real 
joy of his life, and his tastes in this line meet the approval of 
most of his Classmates. He is a regular at the hops and has 
as good a time -while stagging as he does while dragging. 
Not particularly strong on athletics, and could hardly be called 
a consistent reader. He writes many letters, and receives 
many, and usually has some brand new discovery that he is 
sure will take well on our ballroom floor. His instincts are 
good, and do credit to his heart and head. 



2 2 '• I 




John Culbemon Cbom 



'JACK" "TOMMY" 



Manager Track Team (1) 



John Culbertson Thorn ivas born in Buffalo, 
Wyoming, October W, 1889. He claims Buffalo 
as his home, spent a year at the High School 
there, and t^wo years at the St. Louis (Mo.) Man- 
ual Training School before receiving his appoint- 
ment to the Academy, from Wyoming. 




S good a man and as straightforward a little gen- 
tleman as it is possible to find. He hails from 
the wildest part of the Wild West, but does not 
show it, for he is as much at home giving the 
girls a treat as he is astride of a cayuse. Girls ? 
He has them by the score, and apparently 
loves them all, for the assistant M, C. generally has about five 
scented notes for him daily. His athletic accomplishments are 
limited, although he did play the star quarterback on the Sec- 
ond Company Second Class team in all their struggles. On 
a Saturday night one may find him with Peter at the Magnet, 
where he invariably goes to view the popular attraction, mov- 
ing pictures. We all like him and know his future will be of 
the best. A very companionable sort of chap, bright and 
entertaining. Beneath a calm surface there burns in Jack a 
fiery temper. It seldom breaks through, but when it does 
those around him who are wise will stand from under. 



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frank Edwin Preston Uberrotb 

"UBEY" "DUTCH" "RUBBEROOT" 

Class Pipe Committee 

Chairman Farewell Ball Committee 

Chairman German Committee 

Hop Committee 

Lucky Bag Staff 



Frank Uberroth <zvas born in 'Philadelphia., 
April 8, 1889. He graduated at the High School 
in Sault Ste. cMarie, SMichigan, and then spent 
t<wo years at the Blair Academy, Blairsto'km, 
gA£. J. He has lived in most of the states but 
claims Philadelphia, Pa., as his home. 





HANDSOME man with a round, rosy face and 
a happy disposition* Chief politician of the 
Twelfth Company, and foremost in all its mis- 
chief; leader of its near choir and proprietor of 
its smoking parlor. Lively and energetic, he is 
always too busy to bone. Though savvy and 
with a wonderful knack for machinery, he hovers around the 
wrong end of the Class, because he spends his time making 
his own auto, instead of studying someone else's hot-air 
engines. Generally admitted that the Farewell Ball, which 
he engineered his Second Class year, was the most successful 
ever given. He really worked during his First Class cruise, 
and ended up with one of the best records in the Class, This, 
with his splendid brace and his beautiful voice, made him the 
best of adjutants. Always a jolly good fellow, overflowing 
•with wit and humor, he makes friends and keeps them. 
"Say, Cutey, who tied your tie?" 



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Guysbert Bogert Urootti 



•JUDGE" 




Guysbert Bogert Vroom Tvas born in Camden, 
SN\ J., December 6. 1888, moving later to his 
present home, Philadelphia. He attended the 
Penn Charter School there for four years. He 
•was appointed from Pennsylvania. 




UDGE, the inscrutable, a Dutchman and proud 
of it. A dreamer who whiles away most of 
his time with a mandolin and was one of a 
famous four at bridge that held together through 
Youngster and Second Class years — results: 
one bilged, one nearly bilged, two don't wear 
stars on their dress jacket collars. Caught once red-handed 
by Buck, but finned out and palmed the cards and Buck was 
foiled but not fooled. Worked the fencing squad on Thurs- 
days until he got tired and took up the regular Thursday 
strolls. No exception to the rule among midshipmen, — no 
girls Plebe year, many girls Youngster year, one girl First 
Class year. He is very fond of starting rumors that will keep 
the boys guessing. A great lover of the weed in any form. 
There are few of us who really know Judge, for he is 
unusually quiet and reserved, but to his little coterie of inti- 
mates he is wholly charming. 



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Cewis Calcott Olasson 

"MOOSE" 

Thompson Trophy, Inter-Class Sailing (3) 
Masqueraders (1) 



Lewis Talcott Wasson %>as born in Kittery 
Point, SMaine, ivhere he spent the greater part of 
his life prior to entrance to the cAcademy. He 
attended the Portsmouth High School ivhere he 
graduated in 1906. He %>as appointed from 
Maine. 





EHOLD the Moose, the King of the Red Mikes, 
Nothing ever disturbs the serenity of the 
Moose's existence, not even seventy d's, the 
supe's Christmas gift Second Class year. Occa- 
sionally unsat, sometimes on the conduct grade, 
such things are merest incidentals to him. 
Achieved a record by never getting nearer to a hop than 
the location of his room in quarters necessitated his being, 
though he did have to fuss once in Second Class year on duty 
and spent many a sleepless night wondering how he could 
square matters with himself. Dearly loves a rough-house. 
Ellis' side partner and boon companion in his model work. 
Though he has never gone the pace, he is as fond of a big 
liberty as the next man. His almost impenetrable reserve has 
hidden from most of us a sterling chap, and one who will 
make an excellent messmate. 



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w 



(Ualter Olynne Olebster 

"DUCKY" "DAN" "NOAH" 

Expert Bar Star (3, 2) 
Chairman Bible Study Class 



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Wa/fer Wynne Webster ivas born in Fargo, 
North 'Dakota, July 28, 1888, and resided there up 
to his appointment to the Naval Academy. Three 
years and a half <rvere spent in Fargo High School, 
during the last year of <which he ivas the Editor 
in Chief of the High School publication. 







HE original hard-headed savoir of the Class. 
Has held down a number near the top ever 
since he left the wheat fields of North Dakota. 
Endowed with a remarkable memory, he can 
tell you the R. A. of any star in the celestial 
system for any date in the year. Recites in an 
injured tone of voice when called upon, as if complaining at the 
mere necessity. Is easily amused and giggles continually at the 
antics of Beak and Woody. Slow and methodical in his 
movements, but once get him going and you can't stop htm. 
Started fussing Second Class year, but finds more relaxation 
and amusement in poring over his famous interpolating chart 
of the celestial system. Lived with Squirrel Kingman in true 
Scandinavian felicity until First Class year. Ducky has spent 
many a midnight hour with chaps less savvy than he ; doesn't 
grease and couldn't if he tried. 

"Sir, I don't just exactly see where they get this." 




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Tred Hidden 



'BEAK" "PETER" 



Expert Bar 




Fred Welden <was born in Ioiva Falls, h'wa., 
on October 4, 1888. He claims loiva Falls as his 
home, and graduated at the High School there 
before his appointment to the Academy by Con- 
gressman Birdsall of the Third Io c wa. 





ARLY in Plebe year, Pete's remarkable resem- 
blance to the crow attracted the attention of the 
upper classmen, and he will still go through his 
star performance if one approaches him stealth- 
ily and cries "Caw-caw" in his ear* One of 
the characters of the Class, a true Red Mike, 
steady and good-natured* He is practical and will not accept 
the book's proof if not perfectly clear, and is bound to know 
the reason why in every case. He nearly fainted in Seaman- 
ship recitation once when he thought the instructor ques- 
tioned him concerning the Dog Winds in the Horse Latitudes, 
For three years Beak could be found every Saturday after- 
noon enthroned on the Divan at Doc's, puffing away con- 
tentedly on one of his famous cigars. He has spent his Satur- 
days this year in his room, and has bsen just as happy with 
the same old cigar. Lived with Sock one year, later found 
refuge with the inventive Pat. 



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Oliver Codwick Ololfard 



•WOOLIE" 



Oliver L. Wolfard nvas born in Colfax, Wash- 
ington, on June 18, 1888. He has lived in a 
great many of the Western States and has attend- 
ed a number of schools. He graduated from the 
High School in Reno, Nevada, andvuas appointed 
from cN^evada by Senator Nevolands, 







OLLIE is a quiet, dark little man with a memory 
as long as the coming of Leave* At gymnastic 
work he has shone throughout our course, and 
is as clever at that as he is in his studies. Enjoys 
astonishing his section by the use of long and 
unusual words, and always gets the benefit of 
the doubt by his cocksure manner. He carries his head 
careened to starboard, and when interested, brings all parts 
of his body into play. He has never gone in for a pink N, and 
believes in the old adage, "quality not quantity." For the 
first few years he was a lion among entertainers, and his 
shower bath was always crowded. He handed out Jimmy's 
makes with a lavish hand, and had a repertoire of stories that 
was hard to beat. He has the factulty of sizing up a situation 
at a glance, and the complementary one of acting immediately. 



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Alfred Sbcpard iUollc 



"ALF" ••WOLFEY" 



Gray Numerals 



Alfred Shepard Wolfe <was born in Neiv 
Orleans, March 5, 1891. He spent one year at the 
Netv Orleans High School before his appointment 
to the cAcademy from Louisiana. 





LF is a fiery little Southerner, possessed of a 
quick temper and the Evil Eye. Coupled with 
rather marked ideas on the subject of rates, 
these attributes have made him a marked man 
among the lower classes, but particularly with 
the Plebes. He was caught talking rather 
pointedly to one Second Class year and was reported for 
hazing, along with his inseparable friend, Hyman. The sub- 
sequent investigation, which made us all rather anxious, was, 
with the assignment of demerits, the cause of Hyman's resig- 
nation, and of Wolfe's sticking strictly to business for the 
remainder of the year. He is a regular tartar at rough-hous- 
ing, breaking up considerable furniture at each session. He is 
not very savvy, nor lucky in the section room, so has worked 
harder than most to stay with us, but his grit and determina- 
tion have carried him through successfully. 



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Ralph frederic Ulood 



'WOODY" "RALPH" 



Football Numerals 



Tialph Wood ivas born in Goshen, Indiana, on 
July 6, 1890. He attended the Montreal High 
School, the Nyack High School, and graduated at 
the Ne<w York cNj^bal School. He has spent a 
rather eventful career, lived in most of the East- 
ern States, made ttvo Cruises on the training ship 
St. SMary 's, and one on the Morro Castle of the 
Ward Line. He tvas appointed from New) York. 




OODY is one of the truly sea-going members of 
the Class, and is justly proud of his barnacles 
and sea slang. He is touge to a degree, and 
whenever anything happens down around the 
old Seventh, they usually look for Woody 's 
tracks first. He is one of our leading Nav 
fiends, and delights in picking up the prof every now and 
then. On the Cruise he was always able to finish his Day's 
Work an hour before the rest of us, and sometimes threw in 
a few star-sights to boot. He is a consistent fusser of excel- 
lent discrimination, and blossoms forth serenely at every hop. 
Plays a hard game in the Class football series, and enjoys a 
good rough house. Affects good music and Omar Khayyam, 
and has learned a good bit of Kipling through three years with 
Bake. Has lots of common sense when he chooses to use it, 
and knows everybody in the Class. They are also wise to 
him. 



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Kenneth Carpenter Woodward 



'K.C." "CASEY" "WOODY" 




Kenneth Carpenter Woodvuard <was born in 
Newton, Massachusetts, December 25, 1890. He 
attended Grammar School and High School in 
Providence, taking tvoo years at the Hope Street 
High School. Has lived most of his life in Provi- 
dence, his present home address, though he has 
also lived in SMaine, Nevj Hampshire, Massachu- 
setts, Connecticut and Alabama. 





O even think of writing all that this chap has 
done is beyond the power of any man's endur- 
ance* Bright, cheerful, and full of the old Nick 
himself, Casey has laughed his way through 
the course. His saintly expression of innocence 
invariably disarms one of any suspicion that he 
is biing run by Casey, Needless to say, his friends are legion. 
His unfailing cheerfulness, his ever-ready suggestion of some- 
thing to start, is a sure cure for ennui. But not by any means 
is he a chap with no serious side. A man with a good, prac- 
tical mind under all the fun, he has seldom had to worry about 
semi-anns and anns. His not standing lots higher is no doubt 
due to the fact that he has always found that studies interfere 
■with his business of keeping himself and everyone around 
from being rhino, and, therefore, has stoppsd the studies. 
"Let's start somethinV 



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Carroll Quinn mm, % 

"CO." "JACK JOHNSON" 

Yellow N 2d Yellow N Star 

Yellow Numerals Red Numerals 

White Numerals 




Carroll Quinn Wright, Jr., was born in 'Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania, on August 21, 1889. He 
spent three years abroad, visiting Italy, Switzer- 
land, France and England. He had three and a 
half years at Central High School in his present 
home, Philadelphia. He <was appointed from 
Pennsylvania. 




HE good-natured, opsn-hearted, bluff, old grizzly 
bear from the Quaker City, A man of sterling 
worth, possessing a bull-dog tenacity that gives 
him success in all he undertakes* A veritable 
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, being as gentle as a 
lamb with the ladies on the ballroom floor, but 
a ferocious lion on the football field. Wow! Wow! C. Q. 
always has a genial smile illuminating his broad, swarthy 
countenance, and is modest in all things. You would never 
know in a thousand years, if you had to rely upon him for 
information, that he was acting captain of the eleven men in 
the big game of November, 1910. An A I wrestler until that 
unruly ear started to imitate the pretty cauliflower, then 
decided it was time to quit the game. Has a good coat of tan 
all year round, thereby earning unto himself the mellifluous 
appellation of Jack Johnson. 



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3obn Alexander Eogan Zenor 



-JACK*' "ZEN" 

Red N Yellow N 2d 







John A. L. Zenor <wa.s born in Clay City, Indi- 
ana., on July 20, 1887. He has lived in Indiana, 
Illinois and Colorado and graduated from the 
High School m his present home, Siguache, Colo- 
rado. He <went to Colorado University one year 
and <was appointed from Colorado. 





HE wild man from the wild and woolly 
Siguache, who blew into Crabtown speaking 
mingled Mexican and Cherokee dialect. 
Nothing has been able to change him, for he is 
just as wild as when he left his native hills, An 
authority on women, with experiences by the 
yard, and likes nothing better than to sit up and tell about 
them. Although he never saw water outside of a well before 
he rested his eyes on the blue expanse of the Severn, still, 
when crew season came around Plebe year, Jack was right 
there and has the distinction of being the first man in the 
Class to win his N, Second Class year he initiated Shorty 
into the mystery of "cyards," and since then both have spent 
a deal of time on opposite sides of a table. Jack is a true 
sailor, with a girl in every port, and the Lord knows how 
many more back in Siguache, 



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Alfred George Zimeritiann 



'ZIM" 



Brown N 2d 



Ife* 




Alfred George Zimermann was born on April 
12, 1888, in Newark, N. J. He lived his life in 
the town of his nativity and graduated from the 
Newark High School. He -was appointed from 
New Jersey. 




N easy-going savoir from the land of the mos- 
quitoes, whose chief aim in life is showing the 
instructors how little they really know in com- 
parison with himself. Zim is German clear 
through, his very atmosphere is Dutch, and he 
is never happier than when he is talking the 
ear off of someone in his native tongue. Says the best port 
we struck First Class cruise was Horta, because there he 
found someone who spoke Dutch. He is a conscientious sort 
of fellow who works hard for himself, and for everyone eise. 
One of the kind who is always more than willing to stop any- 
thing he happens to be doing to explain some difficult prob. 
Zim never seems to exert himself, yet when everything is 
posted, even though his name is last on the list alphabetically, 
he is way up in another way. 



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245 




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247 







Aronstam, Louis 
Asi-iford, Stanley II. II. 
Bailey, John F. 
Ball, Jube H., Jr. 
Beard, James W. 
Boom er , Ho lla nd B . 
Borden, Daniel L. 
Bowden, John P. 
Brandt, William Van C. 
Bush, Robert L. 



| Canova, Dell T'.f 
Carroll, Charles B. 
Clark, Hal L. 
Cohen, Carl L. 
Coil, Emory W. 
Colhoun, John II. 
Conner, Arthur D. 
Conger, Franklin B., Jr 
Cook, John A. 
Croker, Edward F., Jr. 



Davis, H. 
Davis, N. 

Decker, Stills M. 
Dickinson, Edward F. 
Drew, Richard 
Dunton, Herbert E. 
Eberle, Edward R. 
Eisenach, Waltkp L. 
Ewald, John B. 
Fagan, Lewis E. 



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Falltgant, Louis A. 
Flett, Gi-iarles M. 
Flint, Harry A. 
Foard, Wallace M. 
Forster, Otto M. 
Gay, Byron S. 
Gentry, Roy I. 
Gibus, Tucker C. 
Gill, Edward D. 
Glendinning, James I. 
Grafton, David R. 
Gray, John A. 
Greene, Charles F. 
Hall, Carroll M., Jr. 
FIall, Julilts, Jr. 
ITenderson, Horace F., Jr. 
Hendrick, Jack M. 
Hibbard, Carl D. 
Holtzendorff, John D. 
Hutt, James B. 

FI Y M A N , Jo H N P . 

Johnson, Gerald S. 
Jones, Leon A. 
Joujett, William FI. 
Julian, Cfiarles C. 
Keeney, William D. 
Kenny, Thomas M. 



Kurfess, William F. 
Larimer, Marc W. 
Lewis, Lloyd FF 
McAfee, Phil 
McCammon, Furman E. 
McKitterick, Edward FF 
McNeill, Chalincey St. C. 
McSheeity, Thomas FF 
Macartney, Paul B. 
Maddun, Snowden D. 
Mar m ion, Paul C. 
Mason, Richard O. 
Miller, Welman 
Ofsthun, Sidney A. 
Osgood, AVentworth FF 
Parker, Slimner P. 
Patterson, Donald F. 
Payne, Raymond G. 
Perkins, Charles N. 
Perkins, Walter M. 
Perkins, Whitley 
Peters, Frank G. 
Prince, John C. 
Ragon, Summerfield K. 
Regan, Francis P. 
Rehm, FIerbert E. 
Renner, FTarry W. 
Renner, Robert S. 



Reynaud, Claim) F, 
Richards, John EC., Jr. 
Riner, Clarence C. 
Rodgers, Frederick, Jr. 
Roseborough, Robert G. 
Salb, Oscar G. 
Sampson, Harold B. 
Sanford, Robert 
Siglinger, Ira 
Somes, George S. 
Spencer, Harold S. 
Spencer, Roger W. 
Stern, Richard G. 
Taylor, John H. 
Taylor, Lemuel K. 
Teacher, Edward S. 
Throckmorton, Luther W 
Tracht, Stanley P. 
Tscfiirgi, Arthur M. 
Von Roeder, Clemens N. 
Waddell, William C. 



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Whittaker, Hugh 
Whiteside, George W. 
Whiting, Harris M. 
Wilbur, John 
Wolff, Harold G. 




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lEarl Smtlap Milium 

What didst thou leave us when thy spirit passed 
Through the unguarded gateway of the grave? 
Naught but the stirring memory of thy brave 
Manhood sustained, unconquered to the last? 
Only a shade of sombre sadness cast 
Over our hearts ; a name for each engrave 
On memory's shrine or fame's fair architrave ; 
Thyself from Earth's communion fettered fast ? 
Nay, evermore with those that loved thee stays 
Thy ethereal essence doom nor change can kill, 
Dark death dissolve, nor time blot out with days, 
Ever inspiring, leading us onward, till 
Some of us here shall live to bear the bays 
For that which, spite of death, thou shalt fulfill. 

— William Donnison Ford 



250 



mmma 




Sincere, conscientious, of an ardent nature — 
what a hardy, true-souled man he was ! Constant 
association with him showed us that the zealou.-. 
magnetic personality that helped so to make the 
man a success on the athletic field, was also 
potent in him at all other times, making him 
a leader of men, attracting all men to him. Pos- 
sessed of a splendid mind he found no trouble 
with the difficulties that vex so man)-. He was 
always wont to look at life with a happy, whole- 
souled philosophy, that made him the envy of 
many a less rationally minded brother. Leaving 
us in such a sad, such a tragic manner was a 
blow hard indeed to bear. His loss created an 
unfilled void — a vacancy which time can never 
rill. Brave, heroic to the last, he left behind a 
name that stands for all that is just, upright, 
noble. 



(krujsbu icskriiirir ahnmas. 

A fine student, an efficient officer, a man of pur- 
pose and determination, and withal a most lovable 
fellow — all these were lost to us in the death of 
Grigsby Eskridge Thomas. His loss was a per- 
sonal blow to each of his classmates, who had 
known him throughout three years of close asso- 
ciation, and who had learned to bear him in high 
esteem and affection. 

He gave his life in an attempt to save that of 
another. Though he perished without accom- 
plishing his purpose, if his example dwells with 
us as his memory does — ever green in our hearts 
— if his courageous, unhesitating devotion ever 
lives to inspire us to emulation, his sacrifice was 
not in vain. 




251 




iEtmn (Earlrtmt lioror. 

Sometimes the day begins with a rush 

Of beautiful cloud and glorious sun. 

It lasts but an hour : then comes a hush ; 

A storm swift appears ere the day is begun. 

'Tis but a moment since 'twas shining so clear — 

One looked in safety with never a fear. 

Then swift and sure comes the Storm King's 

wild lure, 
And the day's blotted out before it is run. 
Thus was our classmate imbued with a life 
All virile and strong with purposes large. 
Like the day with its glorious promises rife 
He lasted an hour ; then Death took charge 
Of the beautiful life and its promises bold — 
And the rest forms a tale that can never be told 
'Till the veil of the ages is torn from its place, 
And then we may look for All Time on his face. 

G. F. H. 



jRartmt Shrank S»rilrr. 

Saddest of all our recollections are those of 
the Classmates whom we loved, and whom Death 
has taken from us. The memory of Morton 
Seiler will long remain fresh in our minds. He 
was a man, a man in every sense of the word. 
Big-hearted, lovable, and giving promise of a 
future marked by ambition and ability, the news 
of his death from a sudden attack of typhoid 
while on leave came as a shock to all of us. We 
are prone in this life never to recognize a man's 
true value, nor to estimate his worth, until his 
work lies behind him and he himself is gone. 
The loss of that merry laugh, the vacant chair 
in every happy gathering bear witness to this. 
It pleased the Father of all of us to give, and 
it has pleased him to take away. 




252 




The death of Harry Clarence Phinney so 
shortly after his entrance was one of the saddest 
incidents in the history of the Class. Before the 
ties which bind us together so firmly had been 
fairly formed — unknown to many of us. his 
classmates, he was called away — we lost a com- 
rade we had but just gained. 

Nevertheless, he is remembered with sorrow 
and regret ; in the brief time that he was with 
us we recognized in him a nature full of promise, 
a man that in the future we should be proud to 
know and claim as a friend. Who shall soy 
what potential honor and distinction was lost to 
the Class 

"When that which drew from out the silent deep 
Turned home again." 




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Abbot, J. L. 
Ai.den, C. S. 
Anderson, A. B. 
Bagby, O. W. 
Barber, E. H. 
Barbey, D. E. 
Bennett, A. C. 

BiSCHOFF. L. P. 

Bishop, J. B. 
Bowden, J. P. 
Boyd, T. S. 
Boyden, D. 
Broadbent, E. W. 
Brown, J. J. 
Brown, L. R. 
Brown, R. D. 
Buckmaster, E. 
Burtis, W. H. 
Byers, J. A. 
Byrd, R. F... Jr. 
Byrne, C. B. 
Chase, N. B. 
Cheadle, W. E. 
Clark, J. C. 
Coil, E. W. 
Conger, F. B., Jr. 
Corley, W. A. 
Crenshaw, E. A. 
Crutchfield, J. A. 
Culin, J. H. 

CURLEY, H. P. 

Dalton, J. P. 
Dashiell. G. \V. D. 
Decker, S. M. 
De Lany, W. S. 
Denfeld, L. E. 
De Trevii.le, D. 
Dodd, H. 

Dreisonstok, J. Y. 
Edgar, C. D. 



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Eikel, J. 
Elder, F. K. 
Eldredge, E. P. 
Elmer, R. E. P. 
Ertz, H. 
Falce, J. H. 
Fischer, H. E. 

FoRDE, L. K. 

Forster, O. M. 
Fort, G. H. 
Fox, J. L. 
Frazer, H. C. 
Fulton, G. 
Gatch, T. L. 
Gates, H. G., Jr. 
Gillespie, G. S. 
Gilliland, C. G. 
Good, H. H. 
Greene, C. F. 
Greenman, W. G. 
Griffin, V. C. 
Grow, H. B. 
Gulbranson, C. 
Guthrie, A. H. 
Haas, W. S. 
Haggart, R. S. 
Hall, C. M. 
Hall, R. A. 
Hamilton, D. W. 
Hannon, R. V. 
Harlow, H. 
Hawkins, R. PL 
Hibbs, N. W. 
Hitchcock, G. C. 
Hogg, W. S., Jr. 
Holt, R. W. 
Hoogewerff, J I. 
Hulings, G. 
Hunter, L. L. 
Kerr, R. E. 
Kif.ffer, If. M. 



Fixe, J. L. 
LaBombard, II. V. 
Lake, F. U. 
La Mountain, G. W. 
Larimer, AT. W. 
Lavender, R. A. 
Lee, J. A. 
Lewis, J. IT. 
Little, H. H. 
Lockwood. C. A., Jr. 
Loder, A. W. 
Mai Crone, W. C. 
McDonnell, E. O. 
McKitterick, E. H. 
Mi Morris, C. H. 
McNair", C. W. 
Martin, C. K. 
Martin, R. L. 
Mason, C. P. 
Merrill, A. S. 
Mills, S. 
Monfort, J. C. 
Montgomery, A. E. 
Moore, R. D. 
Morrissey, E. R. 
Nickinson, E. P. 
Osborne, C. K. 

( ISGOOD, W. II. 

Pace, E. M. 
Parr, R. S. 
Patrick, H. G. 
Patterson, D. F. 
Payne, R. G. 
Peirce, H. J. 
Perkins, W. 
Perlman, B. 
Pierce, IT. C. 
Poe, B. F. 
Ramsey, D. C. 
Richards, J. K., Jr. 
Roberts, A. C. 



Robertson, R. S. 
Robinson, S. B. 
Russell, E. A. 
Sanborn, A. B. 
Saunders, FI. E. 
Saunders, J. A. 
Schuirmann, R. E. 
Slofield, FI. W. 
Shaw, W. A. 
Simpson, E. P. A. 
Small, E. G. 
Sowell, I. C. 
Taylor, W. D. 
Ten Eyck, A. C. 
Theiss, P. S. 
. Thompson, B. M 
Thompson, FI. 
Thompson. R. R. 
Tisdale, M. S. 
Tracht, S. P. 
Venter, J. G. 
Waddell, W. C. 
Wakeman, R. II. 
Ward, FT. A. 
Weeks, R. J. 
Weems, P. V. II. 
Wentworth. R. S. 
Wenzell, L. P. 
Whitehead, G. B. 
Whiteside, G. \V. 
Whiting, F. E. M. 
Wick, IT. C. 
Wilbur, J. 
Willis, W. J. 
Wilson. S. A. 

WOMBLE, S. G. 

Woodruff, G. L. 
Wright, C. H. 
Zacharias, E. M. 
Zeigler, S. J. 



255 




LONG, weary years ago, when we were plebes, we used to wonder why all midshipmen 
had to wait until they were Second Classmen before they could even have their class 
rings, and why they had to finish Second Class year before they could wear them. 
Now that we have passed through the fateful year ourselves, we can feel as others have felt 
before us— that we have emerged from the thickest of the fight, and that we can appreciate what 
it means to have been through the Naval Academy. 

One would not have to look long to see how dignified we had become the moment we heard 
those words: "Shall be known as the Second Class." Second Class! Ahem— "Stand aside, 
please!'' The exercises over, did we rush out of the Armory and race madly for some cher- 
ished spot, as the mob of elated Youngsters had done the year before? Not a bit of it! We 
were somebody then; the mainstay of the Academy; people to be looked up to and respected! 

Second Class cruise, and a foreign cruise at that, was close at hand, and we went about pre- 
paring for it as Commodore J. Pierpont might have supervised the fitting out of his new steam 
yacht for a cruise along the Riviera. 

Of cameras we had plenty, and requests for silk stockings and gloves— they were too numer- 
ous to mention! Some working clothes we took along — more to comply with the "regs." than to 
have them where we should need them. We weren't going to do any work, anyway; that fact 
was settled long before in our minds; so why have a lot of clothes and have to scrub them all? 
Sure enough, we took life moderately, not only on board ship, but on shore as well. We were 

never known to stay out later than 5.30 p. m. anywhere 
ashore — good little boys we were ! 

Be that as it may, we found, this summer, the one ex- 
ception that did not prove the old rule, "Anticipation is 
better than participation." Adventures we thought up by 
the dozen before the cruise began, but we found them 
by the hundreds in London and Marseilles. What need 
to tell of the taxicab rides in London ; the theatre 
parties at "The Dollar Princess''" and "The Ar- 
second class sailors. cadians" ; of the Chateau d'lf, the Cannebiere, and 




25G 




THE BASEBALL SOUAD. 



all the strange delights of Marseilles, of Gibraltar and 

Tangier; of Horta and Mount Pico! Never again will 

there be such a cruise as that ! 

Thirty wonderful, dreamy days of leave were over, 

and we were all back again in Washington, anxiously 

awaiting the great event which is so prominent in the life 

of a Second Classman — the Class Supper. "Tommie" 

Thompson and his faithful band had been on the job for 

no one knows how many days, preparing a palace and a 

dinner that might well have satisfied a king. Not one of 

us who stood in the New Willard that glorious night and 

sang "Aloft, Topmen!" can ever forget that scene or the 

joy he felt at being there — it was as if the whole universe 

had exploded in one burst -of good feeling ! 

'Twas well that we enjoyed ourselves while we could, for the next day we "fetched up" 

with a round turn and a half hitch — a shock that some of us did not recover from for a week. 

Second Class year had begun in earnest, and we had already heard enough about it to know 

that we should have no flowery path to travel. We were somewhat dismayed, to be sure, by the 

size and number of our new books; that was nothing to what we felt when the lessons began 

to come. To say that we were completely helpless is putting it mildly. Imagine Robinson 

Crusoe trying to sail up New York Harbor in a Chinese 
junk ! Arguing profs, and stupendous lessons plagued us 
in the daytime ; at night we were haunted by visions of 
contracted orifices, sluice gates, epicyclic trains, panto- 
graphs, shell boilers, flag signals, bending beams, transits 
of stars, and valve diagrams; inclined planes, and elastic 
balls ; and last of all, by that awesome spectre that will 
stand up before us even to the day of judgment — F=Ma! 
Why, F^Ma could work every problem on the semi-anns., 
said the powers that be ; whether or not, forty-seven of us 
couldn't get it to equal more than a 2.5, and great was the 
consternation thereat ! 

So on and on we plodded, mourning the loss of those 
who had been "tried and found wanting" ; hopeful, yet 
fearing down in our hearts that we should never see the 

terrible year through. Yet all things must come to an end sooner or later, and now that the 

ordeal is over, we can feel that we have for once "earned our salt," and we can appreciate 

much better the pleasures and the novelties of another foreign cruise. 




A CRAB CRUISE RECOLLECTION. 




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258 




Abbott, H. L. 
Abbott, H. W. 
Agrell, L. R. 
Andrews, G. A. 
Annin, H. B. 
Ard, L. B. 
Arnold, J. B. 
Asserson, R. 
Austin, C. I. 
Babbitt, L. L. 
Bates, H. G. 
Bauch, H. W. 
Berrien, T. G. 
Blandy, W. H. P. 
Bray, S. E. 
Brenner, J. E. 
Briggs, H. M. 
Brow nell, J. A. 
Bryan, H. V. 
Bryant, S. F. 
Cassard, P. 
Causey, W. I., Jr. 
Clark, B. F. 
Clarke, L. W. 
Clarkson, H. S. 
Clifford, C. L. 
Cochran, W. 
Cochran, W. T. 
Craven, T. A. M. 
Crisp, F. G. 
Dale, G. S. 
Daughtry, R. B. 
Davis, E. 
Davis, G. B. 
Davis, H. C. 
Dillingham, F. W. 
Donahue, A. H. 
Dortch, W. B. 
Douglas, D. W. 
Downes, O. L. 
Doyle, W. E. 



DuBose, L. T. 
Dudley, R. 
Dunbar, P. H., Jr. 
Dunn, A. W., Jr. 
Eddins, A. H. 
Enright. E. F. 
Fenn, H. K. 
Floyd, H. F. 
Foutz, C. L. 
Gayhart, E. L. 
Geer, S. H. 
Geisenhoff, N. H. 
Gellerstedt, H. R. 
Gillette, N. C. 
Gray, L. R. 
Grayson, R. H. 
Greene, G. L., Jr. 
Haas, A. L. 
Hall, J. L. 
Hartley, H. N. 
Hatch, W. G. B. 
Hazeltine, C B. 
Helmick, C G 
Henderson, J. R. 
Hendren, P. 
Henry, W. O. 
Hill, J. L. 

HlNTZE, K. E. 

Hoard. C E. 
Hoffman, J. H. 
Holmes, G. L. 
Hudson, M. 
Hull, C. T. 
Hull, G. D. 
Hunt, B. T. 
Hutch ins, G. 
Ingraham, C. N. 
Johnston, F. L. 
Jones, J. C, Jr. 
Jones, J. D. 
Julian, C. C. 



Junkin, G. B. 
Jupp, W. B. 
Kates, J. M. 
Keisker, H. E. 
Kirkpatrick, R. D. 
Knight, R. H. 
Knott, A. W. 
Leahy, E. F. 
Lee, D. R. 
Leighton, B. G. 
Lingo, B. H. 
Lott, J. M. 
Loynachan, N. 
McCawley, E. S. 
McFeaters, C. P. 
McGuire, T. W. 
McKee, F. VV. 
Marcus, A. 
Masek, W. 
Mathews, J. T. 
Maury, S. F. 
Mayer, J. L. 
Meek, W. W. 
Miller, J. McC. 
Moore, S. N. 
O'Keefe, E. J. 
O'Neal, K. 
Page, H. B. 
Palmer, J. R. 
Parmelee, H. P. 
Parrish, C. J. 
Pearse, C. L. 
Pendleton, A. 
Pfaff, R. 
Pickering, L. D. 
Pickhardt, A. von S. 

PlLLSBURY, H. W. 

Powell, P. P. 
Quinlan, E. H. 
Ransom, P. C. 
Reiniger, G. G. 



Robinson. A. G. 
Kodes, P. P. 
Roth, L. J. 
Ruble, W. J. 
Saunders, W. H. 
Searles, P. J. 
Searles, T. M. 
Seibert, W. 
Seiller, H. A. 
Shine, T. 
Shock, T. M. 
Skinner, H. G, Jr. 
Sleeper, P. DeV. 
Smith, Jesse H. 
Stevens, P. A. 
Strong, J. II. 
Thebaud, L. H. 
Thompson, T. B. 
Thurston, S. S. 
Timberlake, J. B. 
Tisdale, G. M. 
Todd', C. C, Jr. 
Vaill, R. 
Valentine, R. J. 
Vanderkloot, E. L. 
Van Valzah, H. C. 
Venable, R. S. H. 
Wallace, K. R. R. 
Walton, A. S. 
Want, C H. 
Webb, J. R. 
White, H. L. 
Wild, L. 
Wilson, R. J. 
Withers, C. 
Wolf, G. W. 
Wood, V. 
Woodside, E. L. 
Wrjght, W. L. 
Zemke, E. F. 



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THE eventful clay had come ; the fond farewells were spoken, the cheers echoed away in 
the distant hills of the Severn, and th fluttering handkerchiefs faded from view, — we 
were embarked on our first cruise ! No more for us the tolling of the days that passed 
so slowly, or vain guessing at the elusive dessert; we had tramped the sacred confines 
of Lover's Lane, we had the freedom of the Short Cut and the Ratey Stairs — the world was 
ours, and we thought we had a fence around it. 

We soon found our billet numbers and our lockers, and, well content to be afloat, we 

were glowing with the prospects of a cruise to 
foreign shores when came the first rude awak- 
ening: "Now all you youngsters lay aft on 
the quarterdeck to pass in laundry bags." And 
we kept on "laying aft" for the rest of the 
summer. It did not take long to show us 
the truth of the characterization of a youngster 
on the cruise : "A past-plebe entirely sur- 
rounded by class rates." We became accus- 
tomed to that as one of the vicissitudes of a 
naval career, and having lost our appetites 
and gained our sea-legs, we made the best of 
our opportunity to become the most sea-going 
class that the Academy had seen in a decade. 
While our money lasted we played, to the 
just youngsters. best of our ability, the role of "Yankee sports 

in foreign ports," and we turned away from 
Europe's shores with a close harmony chorus 
chanting the refrain : 

"And we'll get a quarter 

When we get to Horta, 

Just to make one liberty more." 
Just at the time when all hands were on 
the lookout for the Capes of Virginia, and 
all thoughts were turned toward the homes 
that we had not seen for more than a year, 
our Class suffered its first great loss. By the 
death of Richard Robinson Landy. 1913 was 
deprived of one of its staunchest members, — a 
man whom the trials and discomforts of the 
cruise had proved to us a true friend and 
comrade. 





OUR KTRST CRUISE. 



2G0 




SOME OF THE ATHLETES. 



The days we spent at Solomon's Island 
before disembarking seemed interminable; 
but when we got ashore there was a rush 
for cits' clothes and railway tickets that made 
the Academy seem like a blur as we passed 
through. Perhaps only experience can teach 
us how to use a month's leave to the greatest 
advantage; nevertheless it is certain there 
will never be a time of which we can have 
pleasanter memories than we have of our 
Youngster Leave. 

To return to Bancroft Hall seemed like 
a fall from Elysium. But being there, we 
found how good it is to really belong, — to be 
one of the owners. The satisfaction oi 

climbing up from the bottom round of the ladder and finding that there is someone hanging 
on below us can only be equalled by that of grasping a diploma and giving the cheers for those 
we leave behind. 

Having acquired our bathrobes and new text-books we advanced in our second campaign 
against the 2.5. In the heat of battle we learned several things besides our lessons — among 
them the fact that text-books written for the use of the midshipmen are not necessarily for their 
enlightenment. Those of us who did not get late lights and a good gouge turned in to dream 
of couples turning about an integral sign or the moment of a right side elevation, and woke 
in the midst of an effort to write a Spanish dictation translated from the "History of the Navy." 
But with the semi-ans over we knew the crest of the grade was passed, and slept more easily. 

The joy of the trip to Philadelphia and a chance to crow over the Army was the great 
event of the year and a partial compensation for our disappointment in 1909. Every man in 
the Class is proud of the N* that Pete Rodes wears. Class athletics brought out a good rep- 
resentation from 1913; it was hard to have the plebes get into the final round of the football 
championship but we made up by annexing first honors in basketball. The first hops intro- 
duced into society a flourishing crop of youngster fussers that thrived and increased steadily. 
Some of our most promising Red Mikes utterly failed to fulfill their obligations, but appeared 
in the gym with two-inch collars and flowing pompadours. And the end is not yet. 

We have had our troubles this year, as the boys who have been looking out from the inside 
will admit. But it has been a year of progress in which the Class has been welded together in 
organization and m comradeship. We are ready to go forward to our new experiences with a 
firm faith in the Class of 1913, and what it can accomplish. 




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202 




Addoms, A. H. 
Alford, L. O. 
Angel, C. F. 
Arnold, J. C. 
Arnold, M. B. 
Arvin. G. S. 
Ashbrook, A. W. 
Austin, W. D. 
Baker, W. D. 
Balsley, A. H. 
Bayley, W, W. 
Beard, W. K. 
Berry, A. G., Jr. 
Black, J. D. 
Blades, L. J. K. 
Bleakly. F. S. 
Boak, J. E. 
Bower, T. T. 
Brand, A. A.. Jr. 
Brown. J. H.. Jr. 
Browne, L. E. 
Bryant, C. F. 
Buchanan, J. H. 
Bumpus, F. C. 
Bungert, W. D. 
Burgy, W. C. 
Burrough, E. W. 
Callahan, M. W. 
Carey, C. B. C. 
Cary, R. W.. Jr. 
Center. E. A. 
Christian, K. C. 
Clarke. V. A. 
Cochrane. E. L. 
Cohen, M. B. 
Cohen. M. Y. 
Collins. C. 
Conolly, R. L. 
Corn. W. A. 
Creighton. J. M. 

Cl'NXEEN, F. J. 

Davis, Noel 
Davis, R. O. 
Deming, R. A. 
Dickins. R. 
Dickinson, H. T. 
Do m brow ski, B. L. 



Downey. T. F. 
Doyle. T. J. 
Dugger, T. \Y.. Jr. 
Dyer, R. A., 3rd 
Earle, F. M. 
Early, A. R. 
Ellsberg, E. 
Engle, A. D. 
Esden, H. G 
Ferrell, R. W. 
Fitzsimons, P., Jr. 
Fletcher, P. W. 
Foreman, F. G 
Fox, W. V. 
Fry. C. D. 
Gearixg. W. 
Gilchrist. K. P. 
Gladden, C. T. S. 
Griffin, M. 
Hale, J. I. 
Hans. R. F. 
Harrill. W. K. 
Hart, W. J., Jr. 
Hatch, R. S. 
Hawley'. A. H. 
Hayler. R. W. 
Heard. W. A. 
Heck. H. F. 
Henderson. A. H. 
Howe, G. T. 
Hoyt, H. W. 
Ingram. H. L. 
Jalbert. H. H. 
Jones, C. H. 
Keller, C. L. 
Kessixg, O. O. 

KlLLMASTER, B. S. 

King, C. A. E. 
Lahodnv. W. J. 
Larson, W. J. 
Latimore, T. C. Jr. 
Laycock, J. N. 
Leonard, H. R. 
Lowe, F. L. 
Luby. T. M. 

LUKER, R. P. 

Lynott, G. H. 



McClure, C. I. 
McCown, J. A. 
McDonald, L. H. 
Macgowan. C. A. 
McGuigan, J. L. 
McReavy. C. J. 
Malloy, \V. E. 
Manning. G C. 
Marron. A. R. 
Martin, C. F. 
Marvell, G. 
Maury, R. H. 
Meacham. R. T. 
Mecum, C. H. 
Milbourne, L. J. 
Mittendorf, H. C. 
Moloney', J. F. 
Moore, S. G. 
Muss. J. M. 
Moyer, J. G. 
Nash, T. L. 
Neiley. G F. 
Nelson, G. W. 
Nelson, H. J. 
Xicholls, W- M. 
O'Brien. F. K. 
Offley, A. N. 
Page, B. H. 
Palmer, E. C. 
Pearson, D. B. 
Peck, E. D. 
Pelton, F. E. 
Pennoy'er, R. G. 
Percival, F. G. 
Perry, R. E. 
Popham, W. S. 
Porter, W. H.. Jr. 
Powers. F. D. 
Quarles. S. H. 
Rabe, W. H. 
Ralls, O. B. 
Ralston, B. B. 
Ray, H. J. 
Redman, J. R. 
Reynolds, B. 
Richards, F. G. 
Riche, S. 



Roberts, S. 
Roehl, W. F. 
Rooks, A. H. 
Rose, J. K. 
Rosendahl, C. E. 
Royce, D. 
Ruddock, T. D. 
Samson, H. P. 
Searight, H. F. 
Shears. K. R. 
Short, E. T. 
Slixgluff, T. C. 
Spanagel, H. A. 
Starkey, R. C. 
Stecher, L. J. 
Steece, D. M. 
Stengel, S. C. 
Sterling. T. W. 
Swain. C. D. 
Swanton, H. P. 
Tawresey, A. P. H. 
Teasley, W. A. 
Thomas, A. C. 
Thomas, F. P. 
Tolman, C. A. 
Trippe, G 
Truesdell. S. D. 
Vaiden, J. L. 
Vaughax. R. L. 
Vinson, T. X. 
Walker. A. W. 
Waller. J. B. W. 
Washburn, D. F. 
Weaver, P. R. 
Westfall, T. D. 
Wicks, Z. W. 
Wills, A. E. 
Wilson, G. B. 
Wilson, S. L. 
Wiltse. L. J. 
Winslow, J. S. 
Wolf, J. M. 
Worrell, M. L. 
Wyman, R. S. 
Yeatmax, P. W r . 
Young. G. C. 



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THE Academy life of the Class of 1914 las been short. The class began to enter early 
in June, and continued to enter until the end of September, when it numbered two hun- 
dred and twenty-one. Those of us who spent some time in Crabtown before entering 
knew what to expect. To the rest of us it was entirely new and unexpected. Our illusions, which 
were many, dissolved the moment we crawled into our beautiful canvas working suits. 

A few early experienced the delights of a pie-race, and the subsequent investigation, from 
which we began to get an inkling of what hazing meant (and didn't mean). 

We went through the usual round of drills in rowing and sailing cutters, in steam and in 
infantry. A large percentage soon became acquainted with the awkward squad, and spent their 
afternoons and evenings limbering up. Most of the remainder joined the weak squad in order 
to take advantage of the excellent opportunity to get in trim for pulling the cutters. Many of us, 
that is those who qualified in the tank, still have pleasant recollections of the daily trip across 
the Severn to go in swimming with the jellyfishes. 

The memory of that night on which some one succeeded in getting us all turned out at 
one a. m. to stand at attention for an hour in front of the O. C.'s office, is still fresh. And then 
that other night when a certain plebe (since departed) woke us up in the middle of the night 
to run us when we were too drowsy to see who it was, and the revenge we took the next morn- 
ing with razor strops when the author was discovered, can yet be recollected. 

Those who hit the pap for smoking, and the number was large, soon learned the delights of 
marking targets on the range, where they were safe from the eyes of lurking O. C.'s. 

In infantry we did very well, and received an opportunity not granted to other classes. We 

had a parade for the edification of a real Chinese 
prince ! For a few weeks before we practiced 
it assiduously, and when the booming of the guns 
announced his coming, we were on edge. But 
whatever may have been his thoughts concerning 
us, we were sadly disappointed in him. He wore 
flowing robes, all right, but they were of a re- 
tiring nature, and we saw nothing of the tra- 
v plebe summer company. ditional gorgeousness of the East. All the orna- 




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BRACING UP. 



mentation on that occasion was upon the uniforms of our own officers who accom- 
panied him. We received some consolation, however, in trying to pronounce his 
name, and in commenting upon the special reporter of the "Pekin Journal" who 
was there, taking shorthand notes in Chinese, and probably surreptitiously sketching 
the fortifications of the gunsheds. We were glad when he left and we could again 
venture out into the yard ; but our faith in princes was forever destroyed. The parade 
was a great success, so we were assured. 

And then came the day when the people on the cruise came back, and a sudden 
interest was developed in practicing head-stands in the gymnasium and counting up 
the number of days before the game. When the academic year commenced, we re- 
luctantly took up our books and began the hard work of the course. Our work in 
the gym. was not wholly wasted, for we received everything which we had been ex- 
pecting, and a few things that were entirely new. We took it with good grace, or at least with 
as good grace as we could, and kept our minds upon the day when we might repeat the perform- 
ance upon the next plebe class. 

Through the football season we acquired a real love for the team, and when the day came and 
we went to Philadelphia, there was not one 
among us who doubted the result — a result which 
the members of our class on the team materially 
helped to bring about. 

Soon Christmas came, with its welcome re- 
minders of the ones at home, in the shape of 
boxes which made it hard for us to descend again 
to the ordinary level of the commissarv srub. 




In one thing, however, we felt ourselves ag- 



THE PLEBE BASEBALL TEAM. 

grieved. A combination of fates gave the First Class leave during Christmas, and we missed 
the anticipated joys of making some of them, at least, regret the treatment we had received at 
their hands. 

The semi-ans came to bring to a fortunate few a week of rest, but to most a time of hard 
work and distress. Many returned to the joys of cit life, but the rest of us are still pressing for- 
ward to that longed-for goal, Youngsterhood, and we can look back upon a year which, while 
not one of unmixed pleasure, still has many pleasant moments to remember. 



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FOOTBALL. 



Carey, L. C N 

Clay, H. S. McK N* 

Cobb, C. H N 

Douglas, H. G N* 

King, T. S., 2nd N* 

Loftin, F N* 

Merring, H. L N*' 

Wright, CO N* 

Anderson, M. H X 

Callaghan, D. J N 

English, R. H N 

Erwin, A*. P X 

Griffin, R. M N 

Johnston, C. Y N 

King, T. S., 2nd X 

Loftin, F N 

Byrnes, J. C X 

Carey, L. C X 

McCaughey, S. D X 

Riefkohl. F. L X 

Holmes 



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BASEBALL. 



CREW 



TRACK. 



Dalton, J. P X* 

Elmer, R. E. P X* 

Hamilton, D. W X* 

Sowed, I. C X :;: 

Weems, P. V. H X* 

Rodes, P. P X* 

Brown, J. PL, Jr X* 

Gilchrist, K. P X* 

Strickland. S. G X 

Abbot, J. L X 

Osborne, C. K X 

Seihert, W X 

Merring, H. L X 

Zenor, J. A. L X 

Weems, P. V. H X 



Agrell, L. R. 



N 



G. L. 



Dalton, J. P X 

Lockwood, C. A., Jr X 

Asserson, R N 

Ilintze, K. E N 

. . .N 



* Played in a winning game against West Point. 

* (ringed) Did not play in winning game, but was influential in securing success. 



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FENCING. 
Scott, N N* 



Badger, O. C. 



Bartlett, H. T. 
Birdsall, J. L... 



N 
N 
N 



Douglas, H. G lNt 

Ford, W. D lNt 

Gilmore, M. D lNt 

Hill, H. W lNt 

Perley, R. N lNt 



Comstock, L. W isNis 

Douglas, H. G bNb 

Hill, H. W bNb 

Jacobs, G. F bNb 

McClung, E. R bNb 



Bates, P. M gNt 

McHenry, 11. D gNt 

Byrd, R. E., Jr gNt 

Clark, J. C gNt 

Kieffer, H. M gNt 



Loftin, F wNt 

Elder, F. K wNt 

Scofield, H. W wNt 



RIFLE. 



LACROSSE. 



BASKETBALL. 



GYMNASIUM. 



WRESTLING. 



Liedel, O. W N 

Saunders, H. E N 

Wood-side, E. L N 

Hamilton, D. W lNt 

La Mountain, G. W lNt 

McDonnell, E. O. ..... . lNt 

Sanborn, A. B lNt 

Ten Eyck, A. C lNt 

Abbot, J. L bNb 

Bischoff, L. P bNb 

Ertz, H bNb 

Wenzell, L. P bNb 

Wild, L bNb 

Gillette, N. C gNt 

Waddell, W. C gNt 

Zacbarias, E. M gNt 

Skinner, 11. G., Jr gNt 

Hull, C. T gNt 

Sovvell, T. C wNt 

Weems, P. V. H wNx 

Knott, A. W wNt 




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With the past year the Midshipmen's Athletic Association commenced a new era of its ex- 
istence, marking its tardy advances to keep pace with the increase in athletics at the Academy. 
During onr four years' sojourn here minor sports have risen in number and importance, com- 
plicating" the business of the Association, while activity in major branches has increased rather 
than diminished. This development was in advance of our Athletic Association ; for, without 
an office or clerk, and accustomed to the simple schedules of the major sports, the Associa- 
tion carried on its business more as individual teams than as a unit. It had furthermore been 
seriously handicapped by lack of co-operation of the Navy Athletic Association, with which it is 
intimately related. 

During the summer of 1910, Lieut. -Commander Harris Lanning became secretary of the 
Navy Athletic Association, and Officer in Charge of Athletics. Immediately affairs began to as- 
sume a different aspect. Order took the place of confusion; the Association established its head- 
quarters in a separate room with desks for the managers, and a clerk to keep communications filed 
and the records in order. Mr. Lanning took up his headquarters there, and at all times of the 
day was ready to discuss affairs with the captains and managers. The Mishipmen's and the 
Navy Athletic Associations worked hand in hand. 

As a result, every team has been able to arrange a good schedule, offering contests to spec- 
tators on many dates, and each team is better equipped than ever before. The members of 
the Midshipmen's Athletic Association cannot but be grateful to Lieut. -Commander Lanning for 
his co-operation, and the Brigade as a whole deeply appreciates his untiring work on its behalf. 



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NAVY, 3 ; ARMY, o. That tells the tale in a word of one of the 
most successful football seasons we have ever had. It is toward 
the winning of that game that every energy is bent ; its result 
etermines for us the success or failure of the whole season. Early in 
the spring, Wheaton, who played such brilliant football at Yale, was 
secured to coach the football team for the season of 1910, and it is to 
him and to the able assistance of Lieutenants Berrien and Long, Ensigns 
Ingram and Howard, and "Tubby" Meyer, that the credit is due for turn- 
ing out such a wonderful team. 

The first game of the season with our old friends, the Johnnies, 
though marred by a good deal of fumbling, augured well for our success 
in the big game. The work was fast and snappy, and even that early 
the splendid team work, which made for our success the whole season, 

was displayed. The new plebe material showed up in great style, Brown, Gilchrist and Davis 

being particularly noticed. Carey, with his great speed, was the star ground gainer of the day. 

No scoring was done in the first quarter, though 

Dalton did some fine running back of punts. In the 

second quarter a beautiful forward pass to Hamilton 

put the ball near St. John's goal, and Clay carried it 

over. Dalton kicked the goal. In the third quarter, 

after a series of gains, Carey made a touchdown, and 

in the last quarter Rodes made another. The final 

score of the first game was 16 to o. 

The next, with Rutgers, was rather a disappoint- 
ment, as far as scoring was concerned. Rutgers passed 

our goal line, but Gilchrist, who had taken after the 

Rutgers man, was illegally blocked, and Rutgers was 

penalized fifteen yards, losing their chance of scoring. 

The Navy at times showed excellent defensive abilities, 

while its strength and speed were far in advance of 

what might have been expected at that stage of the 

season. Dalton shone for us, while the brilliant work 

of Alverson for the visitors enabled them to make the 

showing they did. That same day, Army simply 

swamped the Lehigh team, so things looked a little dark TH e managers, o'brien and mcclaran. 




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HERE THEY COME. 

for us. The following Saturday the team got together 
and displayed remarkable strength and dash. They 
walked all over Washington and Jefferson, scoring two 
touchdowns and one field goal. They outplayed the 

visiters in every point of the game. Clay played his lieut. berrien, 
"scotty," trainer. usual heady and consistent game, while McReavy head coach. 

showed up remarkably well at quarter-back. Dalton did not get into the game till nearly the 
end, but pulled off run after run for substantial gains, and played in truly wonderful form. 
The final score was 15 to o. 

That night news came that the Army had defeated Yale by a decisive score, and conse- 
quently Navy stock took another slump. But stories of Army's prowess did not feaze the team. 
They went at the game in practice, hammer and tongs, determined more than ever to down the 
"Army Gray.'" At this juncture the problem of picking out a good, stead}- quarter-back became 
a problem of no inconsiderable importance. In the game the next Saturday four candidates for 
quarter-back were tried out, and not one of them showed up in anything like the requisite form. 
Sowell, while a strong, aggressive player, showed lamentable lack of judgment at critical times, 
but as that was his first game in that position his very newness precluded the possibility of a 
brilliant showing. Erwin and Shaw were both too light, and McReavy, who did so well the game 
before, failed to make good. The line, however, with Cobb, Hamilton, King, Brown, Wright, 
Weems, Loftin, Gilchrist and Elmer, proved a stone wall. Dalton, as usual, was the best ground 
gainer in the backfield, though he was closely pressed by Clay for first honors. The game ended 





THE HUSTLERS. 



THE TQII FOOTBALL MEN. 



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SIGNALS WESTERN RESERVE. 



with the small score of 3 to o, Dalton finally 
booting the ball over the bar from placement 
on the 35-yard line, after two similar attempts 
had failed. 

The team came back strong in the next 
game against Western Reserve, completely 
snowing them under, while our goal line 
was not in jeopardy once during the game. 
The Westerners were heralded as a dan- 
gerous bunch, but the splendid work of our 
line made all their attempts at ground gain- 
ing fruitless. Sowed again went in as quar- 
ter, and showed marked improvement over 
the form he displayed the game before. 
In all, we secured two touch-downs, and two field goals, making a total of 17 to o. 
Showing improvement in every point of play, though more particularly in the attack, the team 
overwhelmed Lehigh by a score of 30 to o. With the score 27-0, near the end of the game, Dalton 
booted the ball squarely between the posts, and the Brigade went wild — we had beaten Lehigh 
by two points mere than the Army had done some few weeks before. The team played good, 
snappy ball at all times during the game, and its attack was the best seen during the season up 

to that time. Dalton, in 
usual style, smashed through 
the line for gains of from 
5 to 15 yards, and alternat- 
ing with Clay in carrying 
the ball, shoved it over for 
three touchdowns, while 
Sowed carried the ball over 
once. Dalton also kicked two goals from placement, and Cobb lifted one over the bars in the 
first quarter. Sowed showed steady improvement in his handling of the team, and demon- 
strated the fact that he was the man for the pivotal position. 

The wily Redskins descended on us the next game with the firm intention of repeating their 
16 to 6 victory over us in 1908, but they were doomed to disappointment. In one of the most 
stubbornly contested games of the season the team revenged themselves, winning a well deserved 

victory. Dalton played in brilliant fashion. 
It was his sensational 30-yard run in the last 
period which brought the ball to within strik- 
ing distance of the goal. In two plunges he 
carried the ball over, but fumbled. Brown, 
however, was right on the job, and fell on 
the ball for the touchdown. That ended the 
scoring. 

It was just before this game that the team 

suffered a severe set-back in the loss of Starr 

King, captain and left tackle, who was taken 

down by typhoid. The loss of his cool head 

kick formation and good judgment was keenly felt. Despite 





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THROUGH TACKLE. 




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the great loss, the team played a hard, con- 
sistent game against New York University, 
and defeated them by a score of 9 to o. This 
game ended the local season — -a season in 
which our goal line remained uncrossed — truly 
a remarkable record for any team in this day 
of open football. 

The story of the game is told elsewhere — a 
game in which was shown the result of ex- 
cellent coaching, hard work, and grim deter- 
mination to win on the part of the players, 
and the wonderful fighting spirit of the 
Brigade. Of the thirteen men who played in 
the game five will be lost by graduation — 
Douglas, Merring, Wright, Clay and Loftin — 
but there is a mass of excellent material from which to replace them, and we expect to see 
"Dolly" Dalton lead his team through a series of winning games, ending with a big Navy vic- 
tory over the Army. 




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DOLLY MAKES 10 THROUGH LEHIGH. 



It is hard to pick one man out above another from the men who made up the team to give 
the extra credit to. When Starr King went to the hospital, confusion did not result, as it so 
often does when a captain is lost, and the team "came*' steadily under the leadership of C. 0. 
The Hustlers, to whom full credit is not always given, worked hard, and it was because they 
furnished such excellent foils to the first team that much of the success of the season is due. 

The season is one we may well be proud of, for no Navy team has ever made a record as 
clear cut and decisive as that of the Football Season of 191 1. 




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MR. WHEATON, 
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JONAS INGRAM, 
COACH. 



'DOUG HOWARD, 
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TUBBY MEYER 
COACH. 



FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 
— 1910— 
Date Navy vs. Score Date 

Oct. t St. Johns 16 — o Oct. 29 

Oct. 8 Rutgers o — o Nov. 12 

Oct. 15 Washington and Jefferson 15 — o X' v. \>) 

Oct. 22 V. P. I. 3 — o Nov. 2() 



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Western Reserve 17 — o 

Carlisle 6 — o 

N. Y. U. 9—0 

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ERHAPS the greatest day in the Midshipman's year is that of the 
Game. He looks forward to it, and the Plebes report the waning 
days regularly; he looks hack to it, and perhaps, if he is about to 
graduate, it is the one particular recollection that he carries out into the 
Service. The Class of 1911 will carry a most pleasant memory with them. 
It is fine to look back, and say "our men put up a game fight, and only luck 
was against them" ; but it is lots better to just be able to say, "We licked 
'em." 

The day of the Game had finally arrived. It was cool and clear, and 

amidst the inevitable bustle and confusion, overcoats were donned and the 

brilliant yellow megaphones were slung. We got away at last, and eight 

o'clock saw both battalions aboard their trains en route for Philly. The 

trip up was just like other trips, and as usual everyone was happy and getting all they could out 

of it. On every side absolute confidence reigned, in spite of the fact that West Point had been 

constantly making good, and was easily the favorite through the East. 

In anticipation of bad weather, the powers that be had ordained overshoes as the uniform, 
and with considerable forethought the second battalion left their shoes in the car. The first 
battalion, not so provident, left a trail of overshoes from the station up to the field, and every 
true Navy girl has one as a memento of the 
Game. 

The Brigade arrived before the Corps, and 
marching down the street in front of the Gym- 
nasium, made a brilliant appearance with the 
pennants, ribbons, and megaphones set off by 
the dark blue of the coats. Ten minutes later 
the West Pointers arrived, and both bodies 
broke ranks for luncheon. The University of 
Pennsylvania had, as usual, provided an ex- 
cellent lay-out, and entertained the majority 




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THE TEAM. 

of u.s. Downtown, the Walton, as the home of the Navy team, was bubbling over with girls, uni- 
forms, and stalwart athletes. Through all the streets, venders of Army and Navy pennants and 
buttons filled the air with their calls, and the streets with color. Though we may have been 
partial observers, it seemed to us that Philly was easily a Navy town. The Navy flags were 
bigger, the Navy enthusiasts were more in evidence, and the blue was oftener seen than the gray. 




THE BRIGADE MARCHES ON THE FIELD. 



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THE CORPS ABOUT TO TAKE SEATS. 



About two o'clock, the crowds commenced to stream into the field. By the time the Brigade 
and the Corps had formed and marched on to the field, the great walls of seats were well-filled, 
and that "dress P-rade" of ours was much appreciated. The bands of each section lined up in 
front of their respective stands, and the enclosure soon resounded with yells and defiant songs. 
The seats filled magically, and by the time the Army team made its appearance the stands were 
filled to overflowing. 

To one who has never seen such 

a game a mere description can give 

no real impression. A riot of color, 

with the bright yellow of the Navy 

stands sending a vivid challenge to 

the more somber gray on the other 

side of the field dominated every- 
thing. The air was full of pent-up 
the banner. excitement, except in the seats oc- 

cupied by the real rooters, where yell and song could not be repressed. 
Everybody was there — all officialdom, everybody's father and mother, 
and everybody's best girl, and then some. Everybody threw decorum 
to the winds, question, answer, and comment flew around, everybody was everybody else's friend. 
In the rooters' stands, rates had long been forgotten, and Plebe and First Classman dealt warmly 
in near futurities. 

We had hardly gained our places in the North Stand when a tremendous cheer from across 
the field announced the appearance of the Army team, A moment later we were given the op- 





BILL AND THE NAVY GOAT. 




portunity of displaying our voices by the ar- 
rival of our own team — the Blue and Gold. 

The spirit which greeted the opposing teams 

signified fight — a spirit which has won many 

hard fought battles. The Army was a worthy 

foe ; they had conquered Yale, and been beaten 

only by Harvard. Our goal line had not been 

crossed. We knew we had to fight, every 

man of us, to win that game ; but win we 

must. After a short warming up practice 

Captains Wright and Weir met in the center 

of the field and tossed the coin. Fortune fav- tuning up for the yelling. 

ored the Army leader, and he chose to defend the West goal, with a moderate gale at his back. 

The teams lined up — a shrill whistle, and Dalton sent the ball soaring toward the Army 

goal. Our team was down under the ball like 
a flash, and threw the Army back on the 26- 
yard line. The teams faced each other ; the 
ball was snapped; the fight was on in earnest. 
As a result of the first play the scoreboard 
showed second down and twelve yards to go. 
Dean started a punting duel by kicking to Clay, 
who was downed on his own 45-yard line. 
Dalton returned the kick to the Army's 20-yard 
line. On every exchange we gained, until 
Dalton placed a beauty squarely between the 

ARMY TAKES T LD, \ 1 1 1 V1 1 i 1 '* 

Army backs, where neither could reach it. 
Brown, Loftin and Gilchrist were down on the ball, and tackled Hyatt just as he recovered 
the ball on the 2-yard line. Dean kicked from behind his goal line to Rodes, who raced back- 
to the 25-yard line before being downed. We 
were now in a position to try for a goal from 
placement, but the kick was partially blocked. 
Hamilton recovered the ball on the 20-yard 
line, and another try was made. The strong 
wind carried the ball to one side, and our first 
chance to score was lost. The Army kicked 
from the 25-yard line to Rodes at midfield. 
He was thrown hard, and lost the ball, which 
was recovered by the Arm}-. The first quarter 
ended with the ball in their possession at mid- 
field. The first quarter had been marked by and limbers up 





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the superiority of the Navy in forcing the ball into Army territory. Neither side had made 
a first down, but Dalton's kicking had gained for us what the Army defence denied. 

Goals were exchanged for the second quarter, and this gave us the wind, which we used 
to great advantage. On every kick we made from 10 to 15 yards. This was not due alone to 
Dalton's superior kicking, but also to the fleetness of our ends. Hamilton and Gilchrist never 
once let an Army back carry the ball back more than five yards. After about three exchanges 




THE NAVY STAND. 



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Clay placed an onside kick where the Army could not reach it. Loftin was right there, how- 
ever, and started for the goal-line with the ball tucked under his arm. He was overhauled and 
downed on the 40-yard line. 
In two plays Sowell and 
Rodes made six yards, placing 
us in a position for another 
try at goal. At a difficult angle 
Dalton's try fell short by 
inches. On the exchange of 
punts we gained 15 yards, 
and Shorty Merring was made 
famous by as pretty a tackle 
as has ever been made on any 
field. Another exchange of 
punts brought us nearer the Army goal. Hyatt fumbled, and Gilchrist grabbed the ball, but was 
downed on the 10-yard line. It seemed as if nothing could stop us from scoring, but before the 




A KICK. 




NAVY ALWAYS HAD THREE MEN OVER THE BALL. 



282 



teams could line up the referee's whistle told that the first half was over. Fortune was surely 
not favoring us. We had had three tries at goal, hut a baffling wind had rendered them fruitless. 
Our team had played superior ball, and it seemed hard to think of being inside the Army's 10- 
yard line without scoring. 

The third quarter showed the best football of the game. The Army started out with a rush 
and made a first down. This looked bad, for they were also taking advantage of the wind. 
They were given one chance to score in this quarter — a try for placement from the 48-yard line. 
It was their only chance during the game. Shortly after this Dean fumbled at midfield, and 
Gilchrist recovered the ball. From this point the Navy began a forced march toward the Army 
goal line. Three first clowns in succession brought the ball to the 20-yard line. Dalton, Rodes, 
Sowell and Clay alternated in carrying the ball, and none of them could be stopped before we 
had gained the required distance. On the 20-yard line, Dalton dropped back as if to make a 
place kick; the ball was snapped to Sowell, who, after making a feint, passed the ball perfectly 
to Hamilton on the 10-yard line. This was the prettiest play of the game, and brought the 
whole stand to its feet. It looked like a touchdown, but the Army strengthened, and we were 
forced to kick. Dalton missed the goal by a narrow margin. On the next play Army tried 
an onside kick, but the ball went to Wright on the 30-yard line. Another try at goal from 



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near the side line failed. The period ended 

with the ball in our possession at midfield. 

Three-quarters of the game had passed; our 

goal had never been seriously threatened ; we 

knew we could not lose, but we braced our- 
selves for a spurt that would break the spell 

and give us the necessary score. 

The fourth period showed the Navy in its 

true light. Shortly after it had opened Dalton 

thrilled the stands by making what proved to 

be the longest run of the day — a mighty plunge 

for thirteen yards through Weir and Arnold, 

the mainstay of the Army defense. The North stand was a scene of indescribable joy and 

excitement. Sowell and Rodes added six more through center, and a moment later Dalton 

dropped back for another kick from the 30- 
yard line. Breathless silence reigned when 
the ball was snapped back. It w ? as held per- 
fectly by Sowell, and the trusty toe of Dalton 
did the rest. The ball went true, and straight, 
clear of the bar, tallying the three points 
which won the game. The long pent-up en- 
thusiasm in our hearts broke loose, creating a 
pandemonium which cannot be expressed in 
words. The dignity of years was cast aside 
wdien admirals, captains, and gray-haired 
civilians joined in the cheering. Across the 

field the gray-clad legion sat in mute astonishment. Their . hopes were shattered — their 

worst fears realized. 

After five minutes of playing in which 

neither side gained materially, the game ended 

with the ball in the Army's possession on her 

own 10-yard line. Another gilt ball had been 

added to the six we had before. 

The field of battle was instantly trans- 
formed to a field of celebration. Our colors 

were rushed — "Army Blue" (our version) 

was sung; and a rousing cheer was given for 

our defeated rivals. 

In reviewing the game and the work of the 

players, no particular star who stands head browx almost blocks it. 




STOXEWALL DEFEXCE. 




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SIGNALS. 

with their aggressiveness and sturdy defense. 
Weems won his bet; Sowell played the nervi- 
est game of his life with a broken rib and 
punctured lung, and our trio of backs did 
wonderful work in handling punts and carry- 
ing the ball. All this combined with Dalton's 
kicking gave us the game by the score of 
3 to o. 



and shoulders above any one else can be se- 
lected. It was the team which played the 
game, and it was the team that won. A com- 
bination of great punting, line-breaking, and 
defensive work tells the tale. The work of 
our ends was superb, our tackles broke 
through the line on almost every play, Brown 
and Wright made the West Point line tremble 




ARMY RUNNING RACK A PUNT. 




ARMY KICKING FROM BEHIND HER OWN GOAL LINE. 



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COL. ROBERT M. THOMPSON. 

Col. R. M. Thompson has identified himself with Naval Academy Athletics ever since the 
best-posted of us can remember. Football and Crew especially have been his favorites, and all of 
us appreciate his interest and enthusiasm. As is his custom, he made a trip to Annapolis this 
year to present to the victorious team and its coaches the gold cuff-links which they prize so 
highly, and it was to him that they owed the trip to New York which furnished a fitting climax 
to the football season. 

His interest and generosity have made possible many of the pleasant recollections we bear 
of our Academy course, and the Brigade takes this opportunity to thank with the team this 
true-hearted and Navy-spirited Academy graduate. 





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, OOX after the Semi-anns had passed into ancient history, and all the 
lucky ones had patted themselves on the back because another fight 
was finished, Captain Gillam issued the call, '"All candidates for the 
baseball team report to the Armory after drill." Many aspirants for the 
White N turned out for the tedious work indoors before the real pleasure 
of the season came on the green grass of the diamond. This year inaugurated 
the graduate system of coaches, and before a week of the indoor work passed 
Lieutenant Weaver arrived to take things in hand. 

The graduation of 1909 left the coaches but a small quantity of veteran 
material from which to pick a team. The only old men that had the call for 
places on the team were "Pop" Gillam, captain and short stop; "Bunny" 
Abbct, second base; "Beau" Battle and "Red" Erwin in the outfield, and 
Anderson and Bolivar Meade in the box. Still, everyone went to work with a will to put 
the best kind of a team on the field. The first game with St. Johns resulted in a Navy 
victory, 6-5, with Andy and Seibert. one of the plebe finds, doing the 
box work. 

For the next three days the team worked hard, and in the next 
game with Cornell, sent them back home with a defeat 
of 2-1. where they had looked for easy pickings. 
Belinda the Beautiful Boilermaker was in mid-season 
form, and for the full fifteen innings had the men from 
Ithaca at his mercy, finishing things in the fifteenth by 
winning his own game with a long fly to left garden. 
It was a beautiful game from start to finish. Every 
inning some play brought the brigade to its feet wild 
with excitement. 

Every day from then on brought some change in 
the team, Josh Weaver shifting players from one posi- 
tion to another and endeavoring to find men from the 
unknown qualities of the Scrubs. Even Bill Corry's 
hodson. "■ knows what team" contributed some, Osborne the business end. 





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being placed in the outfield, where he became 
a fixture. 

The Amherst game saw Dan Callaghan, 
who before had been only a passably good first 
baseman, relieve "Dutch" Metz at the receiv- 
ing end of the battery. It was Dan's debut 
as a catcher, but he made good from the start. 
A great big husky man with a whip like iron, 
Dan was a menace to would-be base stealers. 

The Maryland "Aggies" were defeated 7-0, 
and then came the game with Penn that re- 
sulted in an overwhelming defeat, 10-0. From then on the season progressed, the days before 
the big game with the Army growing fewer in number. There were times of good baseball 
and times of poor. Andy and Bolivar bore the brunt of the work in the box, and it was not 
the fault of these two sterling pitchers that so many of the games found the Navy with the 

small end of the score. Each tried to outdo the 
other, and it was nip and tuck between them 
the whole season through. 

During the first part of May, the Atlantic 
Fleet team arrived for a week's practice, and 
it brought back old memories to see Harry 
Stiles and the rest chasing around Worden 
Field as in the old days. The game with them 
went the wrong way to the tune of 9-2. 
But now a few words for the team. The 

AT PRACTICE. main ] )runt Q £ ^ ^^^g was c | one ty Cal- 

lao-han and "Dutch"' Metz. Dan was the best catcher, however, and Metz was shifted to left 

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field for the Army game. 

Anderson and Meade did the work in the box, relieved every now and then by Seibert. Si 
was the find of the season from the plebes, 
playing gilt-edged baseball in any position. He 
started the season as a pitcher, was moved to 
the outfield, and finally wound up the season 
by covering first base. 

For most of the season "Pepe" Nielson cov- 
ered the first sack, while on second was Red 
Erwin. Red started the season on third, but 
toward the middle he and "Bunny" Abbot 
shifted positions, Red going to second and 
"Bunny" to third. Too much can't be said of batting — scrub gami 





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"Bunny' 1 ; he covered third in a manner that 
reminded everyone of little Willie, and his bat- 
ting eye was the only one that developed during 
the year. 

"Pop" Gillam at short was not up to his 

game of seasons before. The worry given him 

by his constant thoughts of the team's success 

Cornell game — first max l t p. was mainly responsible for it. Still, "Pop" 

was right there at times, accepting what seemed to be impossible chances and sending visiting 

teams back home thinking about our midget short stop. 

In the outfield many were called but few were chosen. Seibert, Battle, Harris, Osborne, 
Strickland, Masek, English and Aletz were all there at one time or another, but it remained for 
Aletz, Battle and Osborne to play in the big game with the Army. 

A word in passing for the scrubs. The Yanigans under Captain Hodson worked hard 
with little or no glory for the team's success. In seasons to come they will have their chance 
for the coveted White N, and then will come the time when they will show future Army teams 
what they learned while playing on the Mid- 
night Leaguers. 

Hard luck followed close upon hard luck 
throughout the closing days of the season. 
Games were played, some being victories and 
some defeats. Every man on the squad and 
team worked his hardest for success in the 
struggle with the Army. Lieutenant Weaver OUT at ftrst. 

was right with the team in all their tips and downs throughout the season, and his untiring 
efforts in their hehalf were duly appreciated by every man in the Brigade. The game with 
the Army was lost, carrying joy to the Hudson and leaving nothing but the bitterness of 
defeat upon the Severn. However, no one has ever been able to say that a Navy team did 
not know how to take a defeat. Anyone can win, but it takes men to lose, and the game 
was scarcely over before every man thought of the spring of 191 1, when, under the leader- 
ship of "Red" Erwin, we will have two Army victories to avenge. 





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AFTER A CAME. 




MR. WEAVER. 



GAMES. 



SCORES. 



Mar. 



Apr. 



May 



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26 

30 



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9 

23 

27 

30 

4 

5 

7 

14 

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18 

21 

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Cornell 2 

Trinity College o 

Amherst 2 

Maryland Agricultural College 7 

University of Pennsylvania o 10 

North Carolina 1 

A. & M., North Carolina 1 

West Virginia 2 

St. Johns o 

Atlantic Fleet 2 

Penn. State 1 

Dickinson 8 

St. Johns ' 5 

Maryland Athletic Club 1 

Georgetown 1 

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YERYBODY out on the front terrace to receive the West 
Pointers." The M. C.s passed the word around the decks and 
people came piling out to give the Cadets the best reception 
possible. The memory of the welcome our team received the year before 
was in the minds of everyone, and we wanted to do as much as we could 
in return. It was not long before the Pointers came in through Sampson 
Row gate. ''Winnie" Spencer was on the job, and the Four N with three 
"Armys" on the end of it rolled out across the campus to greet them. 
Every West Pointer had one or more escorts to show them the way up to 
the fourth deck and try to make him feel at home. 

The whole atmosphere was tense with excitement over the coming game. 

West Point came down with the record of a successful season behind them. 

The Navy had nothing more to back their hopes for winning the game than the fighting Navy 

spirit that every team is bound to have. Friday passed slowly with only a light practice for 

both teams. Saturday dawned bright and clear, an ideal day for the game. 

Long before the time set for the game to begin the gay crowd began filling up the bleachers 
and stands around the field. The demand for tickets was far in excess of the number available. 
Seats were at a premium, and even though they were numbered and reserved, the stands were 
filled earl}- with the gay colors worn by the June Week Girls who braved the rays of the early 
summer sun. 

West Point had the diamond first for the practice before the game, while our team was 
in the batting nets. At 2.15 the Navy squad came on the field and the whole brigade rose to 
their feet to give the men encouragement. The first team took the field, Hodson served out 
gum to those that had to sit on the bench, and the last few minutes before the game passed. It 
had been a close run all season through between Bolivar and big Andy, and no one knew who 
would be in the box for the Navy until Umpire Brennan stood before the stands and announced : 
"Batteries for to-day: For the Army, Hyatt and Lyman. For the Navy, Anderson and Cal- 
laghan." 

Belinda the Beautiful Boilermaker walked o.it to the box with his "smile-that-won't-come- 
off" on his features, Big Dan adjusted his protector, and Mr. Brennan sang out, "Play Ball.!'' 



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Lyman, the Army's diminutive catcher, was 
the first man to face Andy. The little fellow 
looked easy, but Andy could not find the plate, 
and the Hawaiian trotted down to first on 
four bad ones. The West Point Anderson 
laid down a beautiful sacrifice bunt, sending 
Lyman to second. Every man was on his 
feet talking to the players. It was a tight 
place at the very beginning, with a man on 
second and Whiteside, the Army's far-famed 
heavy hitter, at the bat. Andy was right 
the captain there, and all Whiteside could do was a weak 

grounder to the pitcher, and he was thrown out at first, Lyman taking third on the play. 
Billy Harrison, the Army captain, was next, and he showed what he was made of by a clean 
single to center, scoring Lyman, putting the Army one run to the good in the very first inning 
of the game. Big Dan caught Harrison stealing second, and our team came in for our half 
of the inning. 

Hyatt must have been thinking of revenge for the last Army game on Worden Field, be- 
cause he was in splendid form, Erwin, Gillam and Abbott all being easy outs. Both teams 
were cut in order in the second, Cook, Surles and Milliken for the Army, and Callaghan, Os- 
borne and Metz for the Navy. 

Andy was pitching remarkable ball in the third, Ulloa, Hyatt and Lyman going out in 
one, two, three order. Up to this time we had not had a man on first, no one being able to 
connect with Hyatt's curves. "Beau" Battle, the first man up, sent a beautiful single to the 
right garden, but was forced at second by Seibert's grounder to Milliken. Seibert was out 
stealing second, and big Andy smote the atmosphere three mighty blows, thus ending our first 
faint chance in the game, and the Navy rooterers subsided again into their seats in disap- 
pointment. 

Nothing exciting happened in the fourth, but in the fifth, Osborne threw Cook of the 
Army out at first on what looked to be a safe 
hit. In the Navy's half, hopes were raised 
again when Callaghan, the first man up, could 
not get his big bod)' out of the way O'f Hyatt's 
curves, but a quick double by Hyatt and Cook 
dashed them all to the ground. In the sixth 
it was one, two, three for both sides, but in 
the seventh came Navy's only real chance for 
a score when Seibert was on third and Os- 
borne on second ; but all "Dutch" Metz could 
do was to send a grounder to Milliken, who 
threw him out at first. the stand. 




JOG 




ARMY AT 

that played in the game, 
tip, but fighting until the 
for a victory the next, and 

West Point. A.M. 

Lyman, c 3 

Anderson, r. f 3 

Whiteside, 3 b. . . 
Harrison. 2b.... 

Cook, 1. b 

Surles, 1. f 

Milliken, s. s. . . . 
Ulloa, c. f 



The Army chalked Up (heir other run in the 
eighth, when Surles singled and went to third 
on Milliken's bunt and crossed the plate when 
Osborne dropped Ulloa's fly. Navy did not 
have another chance to score, and the ninth 
inning ended with the same three men who 
laced Hyatt at the beginning of the game, 
Erwin, Gillam and Abbot. 

It was a beautiful game from all points oi 
view. A true pitchers' battle between Ander- 
son and Hyatt, with the odds a little in favor 
of the soldier. We lost, but it was the kind 
of defeat that has no bitterness for the de- 
BAT - feated. The Brigade is proud of every man 

because every one of them had the fighting Navy spirit, never giving 
last man was put out. A defeat one year means work all the harder 
the best we can say of the game of 1910 is that the best team won. 

THE SCORE. 



■ 4 

• 4 

■ 4 


• 3 

• 3 
Hyatt, p 2 



R. 

1 

o 

o 

o 

o 

I 

o 

o 

o 



H. 
1 
o 
o 

2 

o 
I 

o 
o 
o 



Totals 



P.O. A. 

5 1 
2 o 

3 
o 
o 
o 

3 

o 

4 
11 



1 

5 
1 1 
1 
o 
o 



E. 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 



Navy. 



A.B. R. 



Erwin, 2 b 4 o 

Gillam, s. s 4 o 

Abbot, 3b 4 o 

Callaghan, c 1 o 

Osborne, r. f 2 o 

Metz, 1. f 3 o 

Battle, c. f 3 o 

Seibert, Lb 3 o 

Anderson, p 3 o 



H. P.O. A 
022 

3 
o 

5 



1 1 
o 



Totals 27 



13 















1 


2. 

















O — 0. 



- 7 9 2 4 27 

Score by Innings. 

West Point 1 o 

Navy o o o 

Left on bases— West Point, 5 ; Navy, 3. Sacrifice hits— Anderson (West Point), Milliken, 
Stolen bases— Surles. Callaghan, Osborne. Bases on balls— Off Hyatt, 1 ; off Anderson, 3. Struck 
0Ut _By Hyatt, 4: by Anderson, 5. Double play— Hyatt to Cook. First base on errors— West 
Point, 2. Hit by pitched ball— Callaghan (2). Time, 1:45. Umpires— Messrs. Brennan and 
Moran (by courtesy of the National League). 





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• YERYOXE was fighting for a place in the 'Varsity boat as early 

as January, in the tank and on the machines under the watchful 

eve of Dick Glendcn. Xo one was sure of his seat, and Dick 

used up a barrel of chalk making changes on the blackboard in the boat 

house. The crew was slowly working into shape for the Harvard race. 

the first on our schedule. 

April twenty-first, the day of the race, was a miserable day. Rain 
fell in torrents all the forenoon, making everything disagreeable, but serv- 
ing one purpose — to make the river as smooth as glass. The race was 
over the outer course, starting at the lighthouse and finishing off Cemetery 
Point. Everyone had confidence in our crew. "Mammy" Wetms, one 
of the plebe crew the year before, was at stroke, and we counted on him to stroke out a victory 
to overshadow the defeat of two years before. 

It was one time we counted our chickens before they were hatched, for Harvard went ahead 
at the start, and kept the lead during the whole race. That race was a mistake. We proved that 
by the record of the remainder of the season. 
^^^ Nevertheless, our defeat caused a general shake-up in the 

boat. Cit Loftin was shifted to stroke in 'place of Weems. 
"Mammy" had pulled a magnificent race, but he lacked the experi- 







DICK GLEXDOX. 



:mbark. 



MAGRUDER. 



299 




START OF HARVARD RACE. 



COLUMBIA RACE. 



ence to be the kind of a stroke the 'Varsity needed. Johnny Meigs, by far the best oarsman in 
the crew, lost his seat on account of lack of' weight, "Squarehead" Brown getting his seat in the 
bow. 

Slowly, under the coaching of Dick Glendon, the machine developed until the seventh of 
May. when Columbia came down supposedly to take our scalp. It was a big Navy clay. All 
the races were over the upper course, and the Navy 'Varsity, pulling Cit Loftin's magnificent 
stroke, came in a length and a half to the good over Columbia. The third crew won from the 
Arundel Boat Club, and the Plebes ended the day by finishing ahead of the Central High School 
of Philadelphia. 

The next two Saturdays -bowed the real qualities that were in the Navy crew. On the 
fourteenth, Georgetown sent down their first and second crews to try conclusions. The race was 




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300 



reallv between the two Navy crews, and Georgetown went back beaten by both. On the follow- 
ing Saturday came the Syracuse race. It was the last race of the year, and the Navy victory 
that was won finished the most successful season that we ever had upon the water. Syracuse 
fought gamely until the last, but were beaten by half a length. 

The success of the crew and the credit for its victories belong to two men, Dick Glendon and 
"Pug" Ainsworth. Everyone knows Dick's sterling qualities as a crew coach as well as they 
know that as long as he has charge of our crews there will be none better in the country. 

It was the spirit any harmony that existed among the people on the squad that did more than 
anything else to bring us success, and it is this spirit that the crew of 191 1 under Cit Loftin will 
have and will gain for them a record finer than that of the crew of 1910. 




PICK HER UP 



I" 



THE SCHEDULE. 

Saturday, May 14 — 

First Crew vs. Georgetown First. 

Won by Navy. 

Second Crew vs. Georgetown Second. 
Won by Navy. 
Saturday, May 21 — 

First Crew vs. Syracuse. 

Won by Navy. 



Thursday, April 21 — 

First Crew vs. Harvard. 

Won by Harvard. 
Saturday, May 7 — 

First Crew vs. Columbia. 

Won by Navy. 

Third Crew vs. Arundel B. C. 

Won by Navy. 

Plebes vs. Central High (Phila.) 

Won by Navy. 




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T is only in recent years that track athletics have reached the high standard 
that is now maintained at the Academy. Little interest was formerly taken 
in this branch of sport; the only meets held were inter-class, and were not pro- 
ductive of wonderful performances. Now, however, track athletics is one of the 
major sports, and by the excellent showing of our teams in outside meets, they take 
no mediocre rank among the teams of the big colleges and universities. Princeton, 
Columbia, Lafayette, and Penn. State all lowered their colors to the Blue and Gold 
in the last season, and it's safe to say the team would have made as good a show- 
ing against Harvard and Yale had they met those teams. 

All during the autumn of 19C9, and in the early spring of 1910, when the 
weather was inclement, one could see of an afternoon the high jumpers, shot- 
putters, and long distance men working in the gym, getting clown to form. From 
this preliminary work most of the track men were in excellent condition when 
"Scotty" McMasters arrived late in March, and began to whip the track team into 
shape, as well as to take care of sprained ankles and "Charley-horses." 
By the time the first meet rolled around, on April 23. with Princeton, the whole team was in tip-top 
shape, and performing in record style. Though recent rains had made the track heavy, the time in all the 
races was exceptionally good. Smith, J. H., 1910, was the star of the meet, winning both the quarter and 
the half in remarkably fast time, considering the condition of the track. Cummins Carey met his first defeat 
in the hundred, being beaten by Cook by a scant 6 inches. The score of the meet was close, and was not 
decided till the last event had taken place. Final score : Navy, 6oy 2 : Princeton, 56^. 

Under ideal conditions, the Interclass Track Meet' on April 30 brought out some very 
good work, four old records going by the board. In the low hurdles Dalton lowered the 
record by 2/5 of a second, and Miller lowered the high hurdle record by 3/5 sec. Asserson 
hoisted the record for the pole vault 
two inches, while Hintze and Loder 
added four feet to the hammer throw 
record. The meet went to 1910 with 
a total of 38 points, the Plebes run- 
ning a close second with 35. 

The team experienced little 
trouble in defeating Columbia the 
following Saturday. Dalton did ex- 
ceptionally well in winning both 
hurdles in fast time, while Smith 
starred in the half and quarter. His 
fi.nish in the quarter was as pretty 
a one as has ever been seen here. 
Carey won both dashes handily. 
Hintze took second place in the 

THE HURDLES. 





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SCOTT V ON THE JOB. 



THE HIGH JUMP. 





START OF THE inu-VAKIi DASH, 



304 



hammer throw and Riefkohl in 
the high jump, while McCaughey 
and Asserson each secured a third 
in the shot-put and pole-vault re- 
spectively. 

The team simply swamped La- 
fayette on May 14 by a score of 
85 to 32. The visitors were help- 
less in the dashes and hurdles, but 
landed first place in both the mile 
and two-mile runs. Dalton bested 
the Academy record in the high 
hurdles, setting the new record at 
15 2/5 seconds. 

The last meet of the season 
came off on May 21, with Penn. 
State. In spite of a slow track, 
five records were broken — the 
broad jump, the quarter mile, the 
220-yard hurdles, the hammer 
throw, and the pole-vault. The 
season ended in a blaze of glory, 

with Navy on the best side of a 74 to 43 score. 

The team made a record of which we may well feel proud, and we hope that thi 

duplicated next season and in many seasons to come. 





THE HAMMER THROW. 



THE SHOT-PUT. 



year's record will be 



TRACK SCHEDULE, 
1 910. 

Date. Xavy vs. Score. 

April 23 — Princeton 60*/ — 56J-2 

April 30 — Interclass 1910, 38; 1913. 35 

May 7 — Columbia 64^2 — 52V? 

May 14 — Lafayette • 85 — 32 

May 21 — Penn. State 74 — 43 



RECORDS. 
Events. Acad. Rec. Holder. Intercol. 

100-yd. dash.. 9 4/5 sec Carey, '11 ..9 4/5 sec. 

220-yd. dash.. 21 3/5 sec. .. Carey, '11 ...21 1/5 sec. 
440-yd. dash.. 50 3/5 sec. ... Carey, '11 .. 47M sec. 
120-yd. hurd..i5 2/5 sec. .. .Dalton. '12. . .15 1/5 sec. 

220-yd. hurd..25 4/5 sec Dalton, '12.. 23 3/5 sec. 

880-yd. run.. .2 m. 2/5 sec. .Smith, '10... ,i m. 53 2/5 s. 
Mile run ... .4 m. 30 3/5 s. Rankin, '08 . 4 m. 20 3-/5 s. 
2-mile run... .10 m. 8 3/5 s. Carmichael'08.9 m. 34 4/5 s. 

High jump ..5 ft. 11 in Lauman, '07. . 6 ft. 4 in. 

Broad jump.. 22 ft. 7J^ in...Donelson, "10.24 ft. 4% in. 

Pole-vault ...11 ft. 5 in ,Asserson, '13. .12 ft. 5 1 . i in. 

Hammer thr..J30 ft. 1 in.. .Hin.tze, '13 ...166 ft. 5 in. 



Shot-put 



.40 ft. zY\ in.. McConnell, '07.46 ft. $y 2 in. 




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I R.G7TAY '/S 

i HE whole story of the fencing season of 1910 is told in four 
words — "We beat the Army." Way early in the fall Captain Mer- 
rill said we would, but no one thought for an instant that, without 
a veteran to call upon, we could develop a team that could win from West 
Point's champion team of 1909. It was hard, conscientious work that 
brought the laurels of victory and the Intercollegiate Championship back 
from New York. At the beginning, Larimer was the most likely candidate 
for a job. Captain Merrill had lots to learn, and as for the remainder of the 
squad they were all unknown quantities. For the first match Princeton sent a 
very weak team, and took home a defeat, 9 — o. Merrill, Larimer and 
Scott comprised our team. After this came a series of club and pro- 
fessional matches that showed the vast room for improvement and the many points in which we 
were weak. The New York Fencers Club, one of the strongest teams in the country, was 
pushed hard to win, 6 — 3, and this result showed that the team had the making of one of the best 
the Academy had ever turned out. Larimer had been doing the most consistent work of the 
many men tried, but soon after this meet he had trouble with his eyes and had to stop, thus de- 
priving the team of its best man. It was a hard blow, but Merrill, Hall, and Scott did not lose 
the confidence that played such an important part in the big match in New York. 
Columbia and Pennsylvania were disposed of, 7 — 2 and 6 — 3. Wendell, Penn's 
left-handed captain, captured all three of his bouts. Left-handers were our 
stumbling blocks. Cornell sent a team down with two left-handers and took our 
scalp, 5 — 4. Sehors Ascension and Castillo, two of the best fencers of Spain, 
came down on the day of the Cornell match on Lieutenant Johnson's invitation 
and showed the team the style of the Spanish school of fence. 

After the Cornell match the team went to work to analyze the style of a left- 
hander. Professor Morrison went down to the armory every afternoon and gave the 
team excellent practice that made itself felt during the remainder of the season. 

Pennsylvania, Columbia, and Princeton were to come here on March 19 
for the preliminaries of the Intercollegiate Meet, but Princeton did not show up. 
on account of the illness of one of their team. The two winning teams quali- 
fied to enter the meet in New York. After the bouts were finished the score 
stood: Navy, 13; Pennsylvania, 8; and Columbia, 6. On the following Thursday 
the team and a big squad of grafters left for New York. 

The team were nerved up to the highest pitch, and were out to win from Murray. 




306 




THE FENCING TEAM. 

the start. After the Friday evening bouts Buddy Pownall sent a telegram back to the brigade : 
Navy, 10; Army, 9; Penn., 8; Cornell, 3. 

A night of nervous excitement followed for the team, and the next day all of them showed 
the strain they had been through. We started out poorly, but the many months of training came 
to the surface when Norm Scott and Wendell got together. Both of them had a clean slate, and 
it was a beautiful bout, Norm pushing him hard, but the little left-hander won out after two ties. 

Excitement was intense that night during the finals in the Astor ball room. We were out 
for blood, but had a damper put on our hopes when Scott lost to Cocroft of the Army, putting 
them one bout ahead and making the score between the Academies four to four. The next bout 
was between Merrill and Dargue of the Army, and Skipper, fencing 
in beautiful style, won handily. Scott and Hall followed this with two 
brilliant victories, giving us the meet and bringing the trophy back here 
to the Academy. The team of 1910 got it, and it's up to future Navy 
teams to bring it back here where it belongs. 

The climax of the fencing season is always the Intercollegiate 
Finals in New York. This year, after the elimination meet on March 
25. the Navy had high hopes, but an unexpected reversal of form 
forced them into third place. 

The squad, consisting of Scott, Larimer, Hatch, Dodd, Reeves, 
Broadbent and Chandler, left Annapolis on Thursday morning, March 
30. and arrived in New York that afternoon, and proceeded to the 
Hotel Astor. In the evening they were the guests of Mr. J. W. Young 
at a very enjoyable theatre party. 

The fencing began Friday evening on the Hotel Astor Roof 
Garden, when sixty-three bouts were held, of which Cornell won 
seventeen, Army sixteen, Navy ten, Penn. eight, Columbia six, and 




SWORDMASTER COREESIER. 



307 



Harvard six. Larimer lost only one, the last, of his seven bouts, and that one was to Roos, the 
clever Cornell southpaw. On the next afternoon Navy won ten of her eighteen bouts, Cornell 
fifteen, Army thirteen, Columbia seven, Harvard five, and Penn. four. This put the Navy out 
of the running for first or second place. 

Saturday night the finals were held in the hall room before a large number of spectators. 
Navy won only two of her six bouts, while the Army cut down Cornell's lead in a garrison 
finish from three to one. In the last of the scheduled bouts Rayner, of the Army, won from 
Roos, of Cornell, thus giving Roos and Larimer fourteen victories and one defeat apiece. In 
the extra bout to decide the tie Roos won by a narrow margin, and secured the individual cham- 
pionship. The final standing was as follows: Cornell, 35; Army, 34; Navy, 22; Columbia, 18; 
Penn., 14; and Harvard, 12. This is the first time for many years that one of the service schools 
has not won. After the fencing was finished a very enjoyable dance was held that lasted until 
one. 

When one considers that Larimer had lost over two weeks of practice immediately preceding 
the meet, his record is all the more creditable, and presages a most successful season for him next 
year. The untiring efforts of Lieutenant Lannon, Instructor Morrison, and Swordmaster Four- 
non are greatly appreciated, and it is felt that their work this year will bear fruit next season. 




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,HE first real crack of the rifle was heard about the middle 
of March, ioio, when a squad of about one hundred candi- 
dates invaded the range across the Severn. The number of 
targets was limited, and it was not. long before the squad was 
considerably reduced and ready for the first match, with the Maryland 
National Guard. The new men first experienced "Buck 
Fever," and many "Catholic liull's-eyes" and "Flying 
Fours" or "Swabs" were recorded from the pits ; but the 
team finally won. 

The next match, with Washington, D. C, National 
Guard turned also in our favor. In the next contest, 
when the 71st New York started off at rapid fire, our 



; : 



men discovered their weak spot, 



although we 



gained at every other range, we went down to defeat. 
In June Week, a trip to Glen Burnie also proved 
disastrous, for on this strange range the Marylanders were too much for us. 

During the first week in June the team spent most of the time on the range, 
but soon the Plebes came drifting in. Then the boys were turned to in the 
mornings instructing the Plebes in what they did know and putting up bluffs 
about what they did not know. 

The squad all turned out for the St. John's June Ball, and although some 
mixed in with the Grand March, a Cadet rate, and had to be. yanked out of the 
line by some of the more knowing middies, the crowd wishes to thank the St. 
John's committee for a very enjoyable evening. 

The team left for Wakefield at the last of June, and pitched camp in true 




COBB. 




CLEANING THE GUNS AT CAMP PERRY. 



THE 1,000-YARD RANGE AT HOME. 



309 




THE RIFLE TEAM. 




THE 600-YARD RANGE. 



Army style. Here most of the time was spent in shooting, and it was 
here that for a week the team went "hawk-wild." There were not 
enough black pasters on the range to cover the shots in the bull's-eye. 
In spite of this the Navy team and the Marines beat them in the All- 
America match. The evenings were spent by many at the lake, where 
some fussed the pretty Massachusetts dames. Jake was chief offender 
in this line. Others paddled around in canoes, fighting mosquitoes that 
seemed to turn out in droves to listen to the Home Town Brass Band. 
Bush preferred the camp and the phonograph on these occasions, and 
Bartlett, who was cultivating a moustache, dared not show his face out- 
side of camp. On the first of August the team broke camp and left 
for Camp Perry. A long trip found them in Port Clinton, Ohio, and 
without the baggage car. It had disappeared, and the boys had to lay 
over in this town, where the chief attractions were slot machines and 
benzine buggies. A "rubber-neck wagon" took them to camp the next 
clay, and they found that they were one of the first teams to arrive 




THE RANGE AT CAMP PERRY. 



THE SOCIAL SIDE. 



310 



CAMP PERRY. 



at the field of battle. There were 



'dough-bo) 
camp 




FOURTH COMPANY, NAVAL ACADEMY, CHAM- 
PION COMPANY TEAM OF THE 
UNITED STATES. 



galore, and when our bunch started to pitch 
driving stakes contrary to regulation, setting 
up tent-poles upside down, and tents inside out, they 
stood around with a grin, and when the boys put 
a fore-stay on the "dope-tent" they showed that they 
thought we "didn't have no learnin'," and offered to 
put it up right. But when the real storm came — 
hail stones as big as baseballs — all of our tents stood, 
and — well, not a "dough-boy" showed his grinning 
face in our camp again. 

At reveille not a person ever stirred ; but when 
Jake heard the paper boy come around, he immedi- 
ately woke up the camp with the doings of the "Ath- 
letics" or "Highlanders," or of Snodgrass, his hero. 
Then mess-gear would sound, and Jake, always ready 
to eat, would race to the mess-tent with — almost any- 
body but Bush. 

The Saturday before the matches, at the invita- 
tion of Colonel and Mrs. Hayes, the team journeyed 
to Fremont by automobile. The hospitality of the 
host and hostess was only exceeded, by the attractive- 



ness of the young ladies who were also guests. 
A dance, and a fine, quiet Sunday left the team 
in great shape to go back to camp for the final 
week. In the matches all of us went "pot-hunt- 
ing" for prizes. Some succeeded in getting 
them, and every man in camp has some token 
of some match. 

Finally the day of the National Match 
came. At 200 yards, off shoulder, the team 
stood eighth. At 600 yards, by tying the previ- 
ous world's record, we pulled up to fourth. At 
1,000 yards we again gained, and at rapid fire 
held on to third place. Oh ! but that skirmish ! 
We had worked harder here than any other 
place, but it was our Waterloo, and when the 
smoke had cleared we found ourselves in fifth 
place. However, we took the old "Hilton 
Trophy" as our prize for a 




THE FIRINC, LINE WAKEFIELD. 



hard-working but altogether enjoyable summer. 




CAMP PERRY. 



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LP GTZTaY -13. 

HE basketball season was by far the most successful one ever wit- 
nessed at the Naval Academy. The record for the season of ten 
winning games and one defeat left us undisputedly Southern cham- 
pions, and undoubtedly ranked the team as the leading one in the country. 
The only game lost was to N. Y. U., by a score of 24 — 26, and that was due 
to our lack of perfect team work, which the team soon afterwards acquired 
and maintained the rest of the season. "Billy" Wills, captain of 1910's 
basketball team, was coach this year, and full credit is due him for the 
wonderful record of this, the best basketball team ever turned out by the 
Navy. 

In the opening game we took the Baltimore Medical College into camp without much diffi- 
culty, and swamped Loyola the following Saturday. These two initial games showed that we 
had a team on the floor which could do things, but they showed up the great lack of team work, 
which counts for so much in the winning of basketball games. The next game the team rolled 

up the biggest score of the season, and hopes 
ran high that our next game would bring us 
a victory over N. Y. U. We led them during 
the first half of the game, but in the second half 



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they took a brace, and came back so hard that 
we had difficult work keeping the score down to 



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It was a royal fight from start to- finish, 



DROPPING IT IN. 



and a might}' hard game to lose. 

The team made up for the defeat, however, 
by defeating in succession St. John's, the strong 
U. P. team, and Lehigh. The next four games 
were won decisively, and the season closed with 
a 50 to 10 victory over Virginia, who had made 
claims for the Southern championship. Under 




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WILLS. 



the leadership of Captain Jacobs the team was 
in the game every minute. Wenzell played his 
usual brilliant game during the entire season, 
closely followed by Hill and Douglas. 



THE SEASON SUMMARIES: 



Navy vs. 



Baltimore Medical College 




N. O. 

39— 18 

Loyola 49 — 1 1 

( iettysburg jt, — 13 

N. Y. U 24—26 

St. Johns 49 — 16 WENZELL SHOOTS. 

Lehigh 31 — 24 Virginia 50 — 10 

Washington & Lee 60 — 25 Pennsylvania $2 — 2$ 

Swarthmore 34 — 28 

Georgetown 65 — 18 Totals 506 212 




BASKETBALL SQUAD. 



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HILL DOUGLAS WENZELL 

RECORDS OF THE PLAYERS. 

1 'layer Goals Assists Fouls 

Wenzell 64 27 36 

Hill 48 23 4 

Douglas 43 l6 ° 

Ertz 21 10 o 

Jacobs 11 2T, o 

Bischoff 8 — 

Abbot 13 l 

G mistook 4 

McCluhg 5 I 

Wild 10 

McReavy 5 




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Total 
164 
100 
86 
42 
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16 

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I R 6TF7SY '13 

ARLV in the spring the lacrosse enthusiasts began practice on 
the athletic held, and a large squad was on hand when Captain 
Branham called for candidates. The schedule was a good one, 
and the record of the season was one of which we can feel justly proud. 
This game has only "arrived" within the last two years, and no better 
proof of Navy grit and "stick-to-it-iveness" can be mentioned than the 
wonderful strides we have made in this sport. 

The initial game of the season, against the Mt. Washington Reserves, 
was a 6 to o victory for us. Though in no sense a walk-over, the game 
showed the excellent material from which Captain Branham could draw 
to form a winning aggregation. The first half was closely contested, end- 
ing i — o. In the second half, however, the Navy managed to tire out 
their more experienced opponents, and scored the remaining goals with comparative ease. Poor 
shooting, a result of lack of practice, lost us several chances to score. 

In one of the most exciting games of the season, the following week. Navy defeated Johns 
Hopkins by the close score of 7 to 6, and it was not until the last second of play that the 
result of the game was finally determined. At no time during the game was there a difference of 
more than two goals between the respective scores. A goal by Ford in the last few seconds of 
the second half tied the score, and necessitated an extra period 
of ten minutes. In this period Young, by some of the best head- 
work of the day, shot what proved to be the deciding goal. 






MR. DILL, COACH. 



WARMING UP. 



GILMORE. 



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A TRY FOR GOAL. 



AFTER THE BALL. 



The next game was another victory — over Mt. Washington. We took the lead early in the 
play, and our superior condition enabled us to maintain it for the rest of the game. Branham 
and La Mountain starred for the Navy team, the latter stopping several hard drives at goal. 
Hill and Alexander also did some fast and heady work. 

We met our first defeat at the hands of Harvard the next Wednesday. The field was slip- 
pery, which accounted for the fact that neither side was able to hold the ball long enough to tally. 

The strong team from Lehigh suffered defeat in the following game, the superior team 
work of our team telling at the critical moments over the speed and fine stick work of the 
visitors. 

The last two games of the season were defeats for the blue and gold, but were by far the 
hardest fought games of the season. By losing to Swarthmore, the team lost its chance to claim 
the intercollegiate championship, but we are expecting great things for the season of 191 1 under 
the leadership of Captain Mill. 




THE LACROSSE TEAM. 



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THE LACROSSE SOUAD. 



The following men were awarded the lNt : Alexander, 'to; Branham, '10; Gray, '10; Rich- 
ardson, '10; Sherman, '10; Young, '10; Ford, 'n ; Hill, 'u ; Gilmore, 'n ; Perley, 'ti ; Hamilton, 
'12; La Mountain, '12; McDonnell, '12; Sanborn, '12; Ten Eyck, '12. 
The summary of the season : 

March 26 Navy, 6 

April 2 Navy, 7 

April 9 Navy, 6 : 

April 20 Navy, o : 

April 23 Navy, 4 : 

May 5 Navy, 5 

May 14 Navy, 2 



Mt. Washington, Jr, 

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Mt. Washington, 

Harvard, 

Lehigh, 

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HIS year saw the Academy gym team keep up the record 
made by our intercollegiate championship team of 1910. 
The record for the season was not as good, because it held 
one defeat, that at the hands of Yale, but taken all in all, the team 
of 191 1 was a much better balanced aggregation than that of the year 
before. The success of last year's team was due to the individual 
efforts of "Frenchy" La Mont, while this year every man on the 
team contributed his share to the total number of points. 

Interest in gymnastics has grown year after year in the Academy, 
as was proved by the award of the gNt to the winners of places in 
outside meets. Captain Bates had a very discouraging outlook at the 
beginning of the year. Clark, Wolfard, Wadded and Gillette, all of 
last year's team, though still in the Academy, were unable to come out. His call for candidates 
brought a large squad down to the gym every afternoon for about two' weeks, but then they 
began to fall off and drop out. The tiresome, unrelenting hard work that is the share of a suc- 
cessful gymnast is net in most people's nature, and before long the squad had dwindled down 
to a few faithful ones. 

Mr. Mang, the gymnasium coach, took the men in hand, 
and from his thorough and excellent knowledge of all the tricks 
of the game, turned out a well balanced team on every piece 
of apparatus. 

On the horizontal bar we had Captain Bates and La Bom- 
bard. Biff we knew of old, with his front and back giant- 
swings, loop the loops, and the rest of his category of stunts ; 
but La Bombard was a new man who took to it like a duck to 
water. After one year's experience he should make a wonder, 
and be a worthy successor to La Mont and Bates. 

Biff Bates also reigned supreme on the parallel bars, ably 
assisted by Merrill, Woodside and Cohen. A proof of his 
ability is his victory over Kelly, of Penn., last year's individual 
champion. The other three are coming experts, and will be 
heard from in future seasons. 
MR. steffen, On the rings were Byrd, Hull, and Skinner, all of whom 

INSTRUCTOR. have another season to prove their individual worth. Zacharias green 





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THE GYMNASIUM TEAM. 

and McHenry held forth on the side-horse, and "Zach," the human snake, was pushed hard 
by the gentleman from Punxsutawnev for first place. The tumbling was in charge of Kieffer 
and Russell, and their exhibitions were usually good enough to earn us first place. 

But now to the season. The first meet, the one with Yale, was our only defeat of the year, 
and this was due to the work of Everhard, of Yale, who won first place on the parallel bars and 
side horse. In reality he should have been disqualified, being a post graduate student. This 
would have given us the meet by a good margin. 

On the next Saturday, Pennsylvania came down and was easily defeated, Navy winning first 
place in four, and a tie for first in the other event. Kelly, Penn.'s captain, had an accident just 




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A FANCY FIGURE. 



before coming down, giving one of his ankles 
a severe twist, so that he was more or less a 
cripple the night of the meet. 

After the Penn. meet came the meet 
among ourselves to determine the individual 
champions. In former years this has been an 
inter-class affair, but this winter it was made 
to count for the Brigade flag, the eighth com- 
pany winning hands down. 

Princeton's gym team was here on March 
4, and was also defeated. The gym that night 
resembled a three-ring circus, because Prince- 
ton brought some exhibition acts with them, 



and the trapeze and tumbling acts were worthy of more than 
amateurs. 

We ended up by defeating Columbia by 38 — 15 in an easy 
meet on March 11. 

It was a successful season from start to finish, and showed 
the great advance that minor sports have made at the Academy. 
Biff Bates made an excellent captain, and Lou Green, who 
managed the team, succeeded, after many trials and tribula- 
tions, in arranging an excellent schedule. The training table 
worked wonders in putting the proper spirit into (he team, 
throwing them together and giving them a chance to talk shop 
at other times than in working hours. The team loses only 
Bates and McHenry by graduation, so that next year the coaches 
will have a nucleus of veteran material to start work with. 
The team of 191 1 was excellent, and here's hoping that the 
team of 1912 will be better. 




HAND BALL. 




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OUR second season in this sport was short, though eminently 
successful. The meets with outside teams were witnessed with 
enthusiastic interest by the Brigade. 
We lost our first meet to Yale by the score of 4 to 3. Not a bout 
was lost by a fall, though the advantage of weight was altogether with 
the visitors, so that, despite the defeat, the prospect for the season was 
most encouraging to the team. 

The second meet, with the University of Pennsylvania, was close 
and exciting, but we came out on the long end of a 4 to 3 score. 

The next meet was a walkover for the Navy. The team outclassed 
Princeton's representatives in every way, and won every bout. 

On March 11 we took Columbia into camp with a 6 to 1 score, 
Elder being forced to withdraw because of a dislocated arm. 

The way in which Navy has come to the front in this man's game 
is truly wonderful, but seems to be only characteristic. The team this 
year did remarkable work, leaving a high record for next year's team to live up to. Watch them 
do it. 

The summary of the season : 

February 11 ....Yale. 4; Navy, 3. February 25 Princeton, o; Navy, 5. 

February 18 . . . .Pennsylvania, 3 ; Navy, 4. March 11 Columbia, 1 ; Navy, 6. 





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ALTHOUGH this sport is one in which we should stand out 
above all others, this year was the first time that we have 
ever had an outside meet. In years gone by the first Navy 
swimming squad was organized under Jimmie Doyle, but it consisted 
mainly of a bunch of Thursday grafters who never went in the tank. 
However, this year someone got busy, and everyone was surprised 
to hear that Norm Scott and his bunch of human fishes were to have a 
meet with the Nautilus Club of the Washington Y. M. C. A. It was 
something of a novelty, and the galleries and the space around the tank 
were crowded with a curious audience long before the teams showed up. 
The team from Washington had the reputation of having some of 
the best swimmers in the country among its members, and we really 
didn't expect to carry off the meet in the manner in which we did. 
Scott, Wright, Elmer, Whiting, Forster, Vanderkloot and Center, who represented the Navy, were 
more or less unknown quantities, and their success showed the possibility for the development of 
one of the best teams in the country. It is a sport in which we should be the natural leaders, and 
it remains for future years to build up a team like our others, ranking with the best. 




THE SWIMMING TEAM. 



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LAST year was the first in which tennis as a sport assumed a 
definite standing in the sphere of athletic teams. Five out- 
side meets were held, in three of which the Navy racket 
wielders came out winners. 

The team, which comprised the following: Sampson, Under- 
wood, Fulton, and Parmalee, experienced little difficulty in defeating 
St. John's in the first outside contest of the season, by a score of 3 to 
1. Gettysburg College also lost to the Navy team in the second 
contest. The matches were all spirited and well played, Navy winning 
through their team work in the doubles. On April 30 the team 

defeated Bucknell after the hardest kind of a match in the doubles, by a close score of 2 to 1. 

The next two matches, with Cornell and the Maryland Athletic Club, were lost by Navy, due 

partly to the greater experience of the visiting teams. 

We hope that a greater interest will be taken in this branch of sport than heretofore, and 

that this season is only a prelude to many a brilliantly successful one to come. 



The Results of the Season. 

St. John's 1 Navy 3 

Gettysburg 2 Navy 4 

Bucknell 1 Navy 2 

Cornell 5 Navy 1 

M. A. C 10 Navy 2 




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OLcF 



OLF at the Naval Academy has been nothing more or 
less than a joke during the two years we have been 

allowed the use of the links on the Government Farm, 
mainly because most people have the idea that it is an old 
man's game, and that there is not enough excitement in it for 
a red-blooded man. Let them try it once and they will soon 
find it isn't quite as easy as it looks, and before long you will 
find them scratching their heads and wondering how they could 
make the next hole in one less stroke than last time. And then 
again, the links, while good enough for an afternoon's fun, are 
hardly what could be desired for a match with an outside team so that the element of 
competition has never entered into the question. Every spring the annual tournament is 
held, and Jack Gates usually takes all honors; but he hasn't had an easy time winning, be- 
cause there are many good golfers in the Brigade, and when the time comes they gener- 
ally turn out to show 
what they can do. 
Gates, Nixon and 
Flodson are probably 
the best, and it's hard 
luck that wc haven't 
the facilities to match 
those three and two 
others against the 
golfers from some of 
the other colleges. 





FINE FORM. 



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THE aim of the Association is to aid the midshipmen in developing strong Christian characters. Regular 
meetings are held every Sunday evening in Recreation Hall. Here an able speaker, generally some 
leading college association worker, though frequently a naval officer, gives expression to straightfor- 
ward Christian sentiment. The attendance at these meetings is large, and this is particularly note- 
worthy in view of the fact that time for them is taken directly from study hours. 

Much attention is given to Bible study. Surgeon ,D. N. Carpenter, U. S. N., again instructed the normal 
class. This man's intense earnestness held the interest of the group leaders, and his knowledge of the Bible 
aided them materially in conducting their classes. There were twenty-five groups of ten each through this past 
year. 

Other minor activities of the Association consist in arranging promenade concerts and entertainments ; 
supplying the reading-room with periodicals; providing each practice ship with books for light reading during 
the summer cruise; in fostering two publications, "Reef Points" and the Bulletin; and last of all in supplying 
teachers for the Chapel Sunday School, which is composed of children living in the yard. 

As an experiment Y. M. C. A. work was continued during the summer. Sunday meetings held aboard 
the Iowa were well attended. Aboard the same ship, a large Bible class met daily, down in "Central Station," 
and as a result several group leaders were prepared for the year's work. Let us hope this experiment will be 
repeated, causing the Association to grow both in influence and in numbers. 




THE OFFICERS OF THE 
Y. M. C. A. 

Perley, R. N., 
President. 

Fletcher, J. A., 
Vice-President. 

Sowell, I. C. 

Recording Secretary. 

Webster, W. W.. 

Chairman Bible Study. 

Sleeper, P. de V., 
Treasurer. 

Kieeeer, PI. M., 

Corresponding Secy. 



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and bass — of their way to 
satisfaction of all concerned. 

The Choir this year has made un- 
doubted progress. They have added at 
least one new selection to their repertoire, 
the famous Barber-shop Chorus. Even 
the Mourners' Bench under the gallery 
woke up the day that it was first ren- 
dered, and we have never tired of listening to "Gussie" Wilbur 
reach for that high note, or of speculating on his chance of 
pulling it down. 

But we admire the Choir ; an earnest body of workers, they 
put up with many a gibe, they forego the delights of Friday 
drills and Sunday inspections all year ; and we are sincerely grate- 
ful for their aid in our Sunday morning soporific endeavors. 



E achievements of the Choir during the 
past year, though not notable, have been at 
least consistent. Under the leadership of 
Batten they have pursued the silent tenor — 
the eminent 




THE CHANCEL. 




THE CHOIR. 



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PRIL and June, 1907, saw the origin of our Class in a swarm of candidates 
from Buck's, Bobby's, and the local district schools, who then presented 
themselves for the examinations. The exams, came, and 'twas with mingled 
feelings of joy and trepidation that we saw our names posted at the main 
gate as being among the successful ones. Then began the metamorphosis 
of the festive cit into the meek midshipmite, and after being soundly thumped 
and tested by the physical examining board, we, almost three hundred strong, 
were sworn into the service and were real midshipmen at last. Can any of 
us ever forgot the elation he felt as he walked through the Yard from the Administration Build- 
ing to the office of the Senior Assistant in Bancroft Hall? Ah, short-lived elation ! 

After having been duly tagged and listed as one entitled to receive commuted rations, we 
drew our Lares and Penates from the store and marveled muchly at the variety thereof. Pre- 
ceded by the ebon-hued servitor who bore our precious outfits, and who incidentally did not 
neglect to request remuneration for the same, we finally arrived at the rooms which had been 
assigned to us, but not until after we had been compelled to furnish every Second Classman 
whom we encountered with our life's history and various pertinent information. Now our life 
truly began, with one continuous round of drills and exercises under the direction of the Second 
Class left here for the summer, and right royally did they enter into the trying duty of initiating 
us into the mysteries and customs of the service. In our mind's eye we have now a picture of 
plebe days — a forlorn-looking creature whose 
body seemed one huge ache from setting up 
drills, with hands and fino'ers daubed with the 





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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. 



A CROSS-COUNTRY WALK. 



omnipresent stencil ink, 

blistered palms from those 

all-morning cutter drills, 

new and odoriferous white 

works surmounted by a 

round white hat and with 

feet stove up with those 

heavy reg. shoes. And then 

the plehe cruises of the 

Severn down the bay! Let 

memory alone speak of 

them. Vet, with all our 

trials and dejection, we 

found time to form the 
friendships which are the dearest things on earth to us. 

Very early in our existence as a Class, we were called upon to mourn the untimely death 
of one of our new classmates, Phinney, who was drowned at swimming drill one July afternoon. 
And then, but a few weeks later, Death once more entered our ranks and took Howe from us. 
All the more sad were their deaths at the very threshold of our Class life. 

Song-fests in Recreation Hall, the inter-company track-meet, and baseball games, inter- 
spersed with occasional sailing parties and cross-country walks during 
our leisure moments, helped to take up the time, and before we could 
realize it, the first of October and the return of the upper classes from 
leave were upon us. We were split up into the permanent brigade 
organization, and found ourselves with a new bunch of classmates. 
Then the deluge that rainy, dismal Saturday evening, and very closely 
did we keep to our rooms for this trying ordeal. Red Erwin, Dunton, 
and others began to receive informally in their rooms, while the rest 
of us tried to appear as unnoticeable as possible. 

Heralded by seemingly unintelligible notices on the bulletin boards, 
began the Academic year, the Juggernaut of our careers, and we soon 
found ourselves struggling with the intricacies of plebe Math and Dago. 
With the curio'sity of only plebes we gathered about our bulletin board 
five and six deep whenever a tree was posted, judging any man who 
graced a tree as surely bilged. Mild and inoffensive we were, yet the 
demerits and conduct grades would come in spite of our meek spirits, 
at which we muttered maledictions on the heads of certain upper class- the wop. 

men who seemed to be our Nemeses. The football season made the 

time pass cmickly for us, and several of the Class did good work with the team. Then that 
glorious day at Philadelphia, when we saw the Army gray lowered to a victorious Navy team! 
Sweet it is to a plebe this day of victory. We still treasure it, our first glimpse into the world 
outside since our entrance. Freedom from class rates and distinctions, and a big Navy day— 
what more could a plebe desire? 

Christmas, the First Class parade, and the formation at 

which we took charge of 

the brigade came next, and 

right royally did we brace 

up those of the upper classes 

who gave us attention at 

other times. Red Erwin's 

grin was seen behind a mass 

of stripes in the five- 
stripers position, w bile 

Shorty Merring tried to 

look inconspicuous as the 
Thursday apternoon. adjutant. The New Year benny's champions. 






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COALING SHIP ON THE CHI. 




FORMATION. 



came, and with it hopes and fears for 
the rapidly-approaching semi-anns. 
Many a plebe hit the pap at this time 
for creating disturbance during study 
hours by simply trying to master our 
old friend "Maitre Corbeau." When 
the smoke had cleared away after the 
exams, we found that they had cut a 
wide swath in our full ranks, twenty- 
seven of the class having been found 
wanting. Sorrowfully we bade them 
farewell, and then went on our way 
rejoicing towards Youngster Year now 
looming over the horizon. With the 
soft spring days at hand, very little boning was done by any of us, thanks 
to comparatively easy studies, and all lived out of doors as much as pos- 
sible. We rejoiced in the phenomenal success of the baseball team that 
year and cheerfully reported "how many days" to the head of the table. Already we could feel 
"the mantle of youngsterdom descending upon us, and grew carefree and happy at the prospect. 
June Week came at last, and the Army game turned out to be a disappointing one on account 
of the overwhelming score rolled up by the Navy. Then came the Day of Days when we 
turned out before reveille to see that the First Classmen received their immersion in the shower 
as per custom, and later marched over to the Armory, where we were soon to be transformed 
into Youngsters. Impatiently we waited for the word "dismissed," and then what a race for 
the heretofore forbidden precincts of the Lane! How we sang and capered round the monu- 
ment ! The memory of that bright day is still with us, and perhaps none but our own graduation 
clay can eclipse it. 

The next day we embarked for Youngster cruise up the coast, stopping at Hampton Roads, 
New London, Newport, Boston, Bath and Portsmouth. The major part of the time we spent 
in Gardiner's Bay, and sometimes when bright work or cleaning out boats did not interfere, we 
even went on liberty. Of course we enjoyed ourselves on liberty as only Youngsters can, and 
many were the races for the last boat. We made the same customary blunders and busts on the 
cruise as have other classes before us, but all grinned cheerfully when we got called. Capehart 
"almost" got bottom in the chains once, Picking was forever seeing a yacht in every smoke-cloud 
on the horizon, Sock Morgan got the plug in the boat, Comstock dropped the Olympia's steamer, 
and Plicks faithfully "watched' - the anchor on anchor watch duty. After the parade at Bath, 
where we marched behind a band which persisted in playing "Onward, Christian Soldiers," and 
reviewed all the village fire departments for miles around, we dropped down the Kennebec for 
the reach southward and little old Annapolis. Youngster leave in sight, we gathered on the 
foc's'le every evening and sang lustily — "more days a-hangin' on the wall." Finally, one misty 
Friday morning, Annapolis light hove in sight, and we were soon moored in the Severn once 
more. The next day we went on leave. Oh, happy, joyous, Youngster leave ! What can begin 
to compare with the joy of that day when with money in our pockets and a grin on each face we 
scattered to the four winds. 

All too quickly passed the month, and soon we were back in Crabtown again, but this time 

with a stripe on our arm 
and a proper degree of 
tougeness in our bearing. 
Many of us looked so much 
of the time at that stripe in- 
stead of at text-books that 
Calc soon got us in its 
clutches, and only by the 
most strenuous of efforts 
did we escape the spectre 
of Unsatia. Hops began 
HODDY. to claim the attention of youngster embark \tion. 





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RETURNING FROM DRILL. 




many of the gay-hearted ones, while 
others developed traces of Red 
Mikisis. Once more we journeyed 
to Philly with a team which we 
thought simply could not be beaten, 
and there saw demonstrated that the 
fickle Goddess of Luck was not in 
the Navy camp. Oh, the agony of 
that moment when the ball bounded 
out of Lange's outstretched arms into 
the hands of the rushing Army back ! 
Sadly we returned to Crabtown with 
the bitter pill of defeat as our portion of the game. Another Christmas 
and the Xew Year past, the semi-anns once more loomed into view ; but 
by dint of good fortune and hard work we weathered the storm with 
the loss of but three men. 

Expectantly we awaited the fourth of March, 1909, when we were pe-pe. 

scheduled to march down Pennsylvania Avenue, the cynosure of all 

eyes. But old Boreas got busy, and sent such a blizzard down upon the country that no train 
could be got through to Washington, and we spent the day penned up in Bancroft Hall. An- 
other spring came upon us. and once more we found it too much of an 
exertion to bone, with the soft breezes whispering through the old 
trees and the band in the Yard ; our thoughts were filled with cruise 
dope and leave. Once more June Week, the golden time for the 
fussers. On a rainy June morning we bade farewell to 1909, and with 
dignity proportionate to our advanced stage, entered into our Second 
Class year. 

With a squadron of four ships, the Olympia, Chicago, Hartford 
and Tonopah, we left for the cruise over the same old up-coast route, 
but our hopes for a good lazy cruise were soon dispelled, much to the 
sorrow of Plug Holt, and we found that even we of the Second Class 
were supposed to work. We stood anchor and life buoy watches like 
veritable Youngsters, and marveled at the inability of the officers to 
see things from our view-point. Yet with all this we had an unusually 
enjoyable cruise, and made some big liberties in Xew London. Newport, 
Boston, Portland, and Bar Harbor. Swimming parties on the beach of Long Island, and a little 
game now and then in the fore-top, relieved the tedium of the cruise. Fuzzy Rutter and Wolfard 
made a quick getaway from Relentless Rudolph one evening by sliding down a ventilator for 
three decks ; Sock Keep made a big hit with a fictitious young person on the Maine coast, and 
waited vainly in the rain for her to put in her appearance, while the 
rest of us gathered behind the mainmast and enjoyed the joke. Soon 
we were on the back track down the coast, and those of us who were 
fortunate enough not to have overstayed liberty and were not subject 

to a re-exam, went on leave with joyful 
hearts, fully resolved to have the best time 
ever as a final respite for the arduous year 
upon which we were about to enter. 

At the end of leave, we gathered from 
our native heaths at the Belvedere in Balti- 
more for our Class Supper, which marks the 
half-way milestone of the course, and enjoyed 
ourselves to the limit, with no thought of what 
^ 4"ij^r *^'T * *"*<* /; ■■ the year had in store for us. Returning to 

Annapolis the next morning, we drew about 
forty pounds of good, solid text books and 
the "possums." hned up fo r the fray. We soon found our- 0NE 0F THE 40 %_ 




A YOUNGSTER S ROOM. 





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THE OLD SIXTH. 



selves up against a very pe- 
culiar and disheartening 
prospect — a new Regula- 
tion Book with countless 
departures from old prece- 
dents and customs was 
thrust upon us, and inspec- 
tions and demerits were as 
common as house-flies in 
June; some of the chosen 
few and Barr drew buz- 
zards. At the end of the 




LOOK PLEASANT. 




WILLIE S FUNERAL. 



first month almost one half of the class found themselves on the grade or worse, while Mechan- 
ics and Mechanisms soon got these who were free from other cares. Then the full realization 
of what Second Class year meant came to us, and many, many joined the late light squad for the 
first time. "Inaptitude" was added to our vocabulary, and sorrowfully we saw many a class- 
mate depart from us. The football season also shared in the general trend of events ; with tears 
in our eyes we beheld the limp form of Willy Wilson borne 
from the field after receiving his mortal injury in defending 
the Navy goal-line. The game with the Army called off on 
account of Byrne's death at the Point, there was no climax to 
the season, which, save for the Princeton game, was dull and 
listless. 

Then one bright Sunday morning we were all shocked 
beyond measure to hear the notice of the death of Morton 
Seiler read out before the brigade. All of us were busy in 
the pursuit of the elusive 2.5 in the rapidly approaching semi- 
anns, but by dint of good consistent work on the part of 
everyone, we passed through this trial with but two men lost. 
Then things began to look some brighter for us, and we could 
see First Class year in sight. Everyone tried on his class ring 
in secret, and laid fell plans for stripes. Sampson got to 
formation for once on time, causing consternation in our ranks, while ITodson bought a uniform 
with fuller lines than usual. The second term began with Strength of Materials and Nav, both 
mightily feared foes, and once in a while we managed to keep sat in all subjects and on the first 
grade at the same time. Towards the latter part of March we fell under the displeasure of the 
powers that be, and were restricted to the Yard along with the rest of the Brigade. Yet all 
took the confinement in a good natured spirit, save some few of the fussers who were forced to 

keep on the still hunt for a 
convenient nook about the 
Yard. 

For over six months we 
had been reporting the Wood- 
en Section with "Eighth Sec- 
tion, Wilson absent, sir/' but 
just at dawn on Saturday, 
April 16, 19 10, as the echoes 
from the reveille gun were 
resounding up the quiet Sev- 
ern, the spirit of brave, true- 
hearted little Willie Wilson 
took its flight. .Sorrowfully 
we looked upon his calm fea- 
tures for the last time, and 
the second class buzzards. followed him to the station 




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with mourning hearts. He has left a memory to the Class that will be ever dear and fixed in our minds. 
The usual spring sports claimed our attention once more, and the Class baseball team pulled 
out as the leaders in the race. The 'varsity team had a very peculiar season, and the principal 
game, that with the Army, was lost after a close and exciting contest. The absence of Hops 
during the spring told on us to a certain extent, but once in a while the band gave a concert 
in the yard of a Saturday evening. The aims found us ready and prepared, so that we lost not 
a man as a result. On the day of the last exam, we gathered round the door of the Seaman- 
ship Building waiting for the first man out. Charlie Carroll 
it proved to be, and he was 
quickly thrown in the Severn 
as we at last slipped on our 
Class rings. June Week — a 
happy week for all of us, se- 
cure in the knowledge of a 
hard year's work over, and 
that we were soon to be the 
ratey ones. Finally, Gradua- 
tion Day, and under our direc- 
tion as temporary brigade 
officers, the brigade gave 
"three cheers for those about to leave us," and we were First Classmen at last, with all the 
prerogatives and privileges. Happy indeed we were to draw our "Bull" from the store, and to 
dance the "Farewell to 1910" that evening. 

The next morning, burdened with the convenient laundry bag and a blase air, we em- 
barked on our First Class cruise to foreign shores, and said farewell to the good old U. S. A. 
for several months. The story of the cruise is told elsewhere in this volume, and it is sufficeint 

to say that we had a hard- 
working cruise, but one 
which brought good results 
to us all. We had more 
than our share of experi- 
ences b o t h afloat a n d 
ashore, and it is a pleasure 
to hear a bunch get to- 
gether to tell of "how we 
did London, Marseilles, 
etc." Ole Hagan hit the 
pap for permitting a heavy 
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THE ARGENTINE MIDSHIPMEN. 



anchor appeared above the water was a signal for Zenor to lay 
below to sick-bay ; Chick Curry astonished a French port official 
at Marseilles by firing a salute of six guns in his honor ; Solon 
Rose relieved his man on time once in a while ; Bill Simons 
found his I. C. after a frenzied search for the same; and 
Sammy was unsat in conduct as usual before the first month 
was up. Who of us can forget that foggy, dripping night as 
we lay at anchor in Plymouth, when the cable brought us the 
sad news of the deaths of Xason and Thomas, two of our most 
beloved members? 

How happy we were that morning when we navigators 
made our landfall of Cape Henry light and the sandy shore 
line of the Virginia Capes lay before us in the early morning 
sunlight! After a lazy week spent at Solomons, during which 
time we gorged ourselves on crabs, fruit and ice-cream — 
especially did the Iowa bunch — we pulled up anchor and ran 
outside of Crabtown Light. The next day we went on leave 
a full day ahead of scheduled time, and once more donned 
the gaudy cit raiment. Truly a First Classman knows by ex- 
perience how to enjoy his leave to the utmost, and we were 
busy having a good time every minute, regretting only the time 
which we must spend in sleep. Some of us returned without 
our class rings, and many of the Red Mikes deserted the clan. 
Soon the end of the month rolled around, and once more we 
gathered, this time for our last year. Now things were differ- 
ent from on our return from previous leaves ; stripers and buz- 
zards and clean sleevers mingled, exchanging greetings and 
during the typhoid epidemic, experiences of leave. With some exceptions, we found that 

the stripes had been given out in a very 
fair and equable distribution. We entered on our First Class year with a 
determination to make a good name for ourselves as a Class > and feel that we 
have succeeded better than we had hoped. We soon found affairs running- 
much more smoothly than at the corresponding time in our Second Class 
year, and found that it meant something to be a First Classman after all. 
The Discipline Dept. was not like so many policemen on the lookout for 
malefactors ; new and sensible regulations were in force. Changes in the 
routine and rigid inspections of Reinhardt's "goot fits" were in order. Nav. 
and its attendant terrors stared us in the face, but we jumped at it in hearty 
good spirit. Then the phenomenal success of the football team in defend- 
ing an uncrossed goal line for the season, culminating in the climax on 

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Franklin Field, when the boasted Army line crumbled before 

the gallant Navy team, and we frolicked over the field in front 

of the Army stand. We had waited for three years for this 

moment ; yet 'twas worth the waiting, all the doubts, and fears. 

The reception we gave C. O. and his victorious team will live 

long in football annals. 

The typhoid epidemic scared us some for a while, and 
all took strenuous measures to rid our systems of the germs. Then, much to our surprise, as a 
reward for our good conduct, we of the First Class were given two days' leave at Christmas time 
— the first concession of this nature ever made by the authorities. Appreciative and thankful 
for this privilege, we made the most out of it, and Xew York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and 
Washington each claimed its quota. Then the 
New Year and 191 1 had come at last. Joy- 
fully we sang "One more river," with a full 
realization of what it meant to us, and then 
lined up for the opening gun of the semi- 
anns. 

The shake-up in the brigade organization 
as a result of the first term left some of us 
without our buzzards or stripes ; but we found 
consolation in the fact that a clean-sleever 
looked more resplendent, due to the abolition brigade order no. 49. 

of a p. o.'s service stripes. Much to our surprise, three of our number were lost as a result 
of the semi-anns — a very unusual occurrence when one has progressed as far as First Class 
year. Sorrowfully we bade them farewell, and then settled down for the final long pull that 
brings us to June 2, 191 i. 

And now, with that last 

bright clay in sight, we 

view its approach with 

mingled feelings of sadness 

and jubilation — sad in that 

it means the breaking up of 

the Class, and jubilant in 

that we have surmounted 






RAGGTNG THE MARKS. 



SIR, I DON T EXACTLY UNDER- 
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THE CLASS OFFICERS. 

the difficulties of the course. In perhaps no other institution in the world save one like this does 
one form such firm and lasting friendships. Here one learns to know everything there is in a 
man. The old U. S. N. A. will move on without our presence, yet we hope that we will he re- 
membered long after we leave. Forgotten are all the hard knocks and blows of fortune, and in 
our four years' retrospect we recall only the pleasant side of our life. Our story as a Class is soon 
told ; we have sung our Swan Song, and we go out to the guns of the Service with the thought 
that the happiest days of our lives have been spent here during the formative period of our exist- 
ence as naval officers. 




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TO our hops more than to any other of our recreations is due the credit for relieving much of the 
intensity of Naval Academy life. True, athletics are of absorbing interest, alike to player and 
spectator; some of us have hobbies; and there are always the gatherings of good friends for rough- 
house or spree ; but these help to bear the monotony rather than relieve it. Hops, though, have a 
potency unrivalled, for they bring us into closer contact with the great outside world. Then, too, 
they introduce the feminine factor, and serve as the sometimes necessary excuse for much of the "fussing" 
that has always been so strongly in vogue at the Academy. As a body, *we recognize 
their benefit, and by far the most of us embrace every opportunity to enjoy them. Of 
course, there are some who never attend ; but they can't dance, can't talk, are not 
pretty, or have a hobby, or an aversion for women in general. 

To an observer in the balcony at the gymnasium the spectacle of a hop- must greatly 
resemble a giant whirlpool. Except for the intervals between dances, there- is the steady 
whirl in one direction — a whirl increasing in speed of rotation as the center is reached, 
where devotees of the '"Boston" and the "drop" hold forth, forming a fitting vortex. 
There is the more or less quiet outskirt, formed of the seated rows of placid and stately 
matrons, and little groups of uniformed men looking out over the scene. ; Occasionally 
petty excitements create stirs at places in the border, much as unexpected little eddies 
break at random places through the outer surfaces of the pool. In the corners are 
occasional little back-lashes, where isolated couples "Boston" violently, in comparative 
freedom from interruption, like the reverse currents of slack water at places along a 
river's bank. There is the hum of conversation and the sound of many feet, partly 
neutralizing the individuality of the music, and lending suggestion of the ! muffled roar 
of distant falls and the rush and hiss of the whirlpool. 
The pauses, the splendid medley of colors, the individuality of the 
dancers themselves, dim the illusion. The mighty whirlpool dissolves into 
its component parts, revealing a complexity of formation as wonderful 
as its effect as a whole. The solid monotone of the men lends character 
to the scene, endowing it with an impressiveness that causes a lasting 
effect in the mind of the observer, but perhaps a closer scrutiny of the 
men themselves, as they pass in the relative quiet between dances, and 
a more discerning glance at the myriad types of wholesome American 
beauty in evidence on all sides, will lay greater claims to remembrance 
when the hops are past and gone. 

Near the center of one side of the great gymnasium stand the receiv- 
ing party, in a pleasant little alcove of palms, shaking countless hands, 
mumbling countless names, instantly forgotten, and repeating countless 
formal words of greeting. But how inspiring, on the morrow, to read 
in the Evening Capital how graciously the charming Madame X received, 
in a magnificent gown of pate de foie gras garnished with onions, assisted 
by Midshipman Z of the graduating class. 

Forming a splendid border for the scene are the stately chaperones. 
They range from recent bride to silvery-haired grand-dame, yet they 
share alike a lively interest in the evening's merriment. Occasionally a 



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youth creates a stir in the ranks as he hurriedly searches 
for an obliging friend to relieve him of a "queen" so 
he may get the dance with his next partner. 

Peering over the balcony rail is a wistful-looking 
band — the Red Mikes and the Plebes, relics of the past 
and hopes of the future. With the promised joys of 
the years to come thus acted out before them, the eyes 
of youth become bright with anticipation and longing, 
feasting on the glorious blending of pretty girls, color, 
and motion. Then suddenly from the darkness without 
crashes the warning gun, and silently the Plebes with- 
draw. For yet a while the Red Mikes remain, assum- 
ing as the right of old age the pose of the excessively 
bored. Ancient eyes, remarkably alert, search out the 
"bricks" in the throng below ; ancient ears hear the 
trombone vieing with the bassoon, the wind, whistling 
outside, with the scraping of feet on the floor below; 
ancient tongues voice the sentiment that the Navy has 

gone to the dogs. 



ripple of suppressed excitement animates a group as some enraptured couple floats 
by, too occupied with each other to heed the presence of others. Or perhaps a 
new candidate for a place in the constellation of the "Cuteys" makes a strong bid 
for official recognition, and a whispered conversation, punctuated with a splendid 
display of silver lorgnettes, ensues. 

Then, lo ! another group of the great assembly comes into action, spurred on 
by vivid descriptions and damning gestures. The relentless "Censors of the 
Hops" are loosed to the chase — a touch on the shoulder, a muffled word and 
meaning glance, and thenceforth — oblivion ? Nay ! by the eternal Anthony Lee, 
not so ! Notoriety ! Everlasting fame ! 

At one end of the room, in massed formation, are the stags, silently and 
steadily encroaching on the rights and privileges of the dancers. On their various 
faces are depicted indifference, exasperation, anxiety, or pleased vanity, perhaps, 
as a glance is exchanged with another fellow's girl dancing by. Now and then 
a face lights up suddenly as its owner makes a dash for a waiting maid who 
has cajoled her erstwhile partner to dance by the stag line, in the secret hope 
that some acceptable youth will break in on the dance. Occasionally a distracted 




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There are spectators in the balcony aside from the Plebes and Red 
Mikes, but the soul of the hops resides among the dancers. There beauty 
and grace, and feminine charm of the highest order, are displayed in their 
most effective setting, among manly youths and distinguished officers. There 
are vividly portrayed life, love and happiness. There are found the hope 
and joy of these United States — the best of her sons and the fairest of her 
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(Hljr l&aavb of Himtnrs 

President — Hon. A. L. Bates, Pennsylvania. 

Secretary — Professor of Mathematics Paul J. Dashiell, U. S. N. 



SENATORS. 

Hon. S. D. McEnery, Louisiana. 
Hon. Geo. P. Wetmore, Rhode Island. 

REPRESENTATIVES. 

Hon. A. L. Bates, Pennsylvania. 
Hon. L. B. Padgett, Tennessee. 
Hon. G. A. Loud, Michigan. 



APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT. 

Judge C. O. Brown, Chicago, 111. 
Mr. Tfiomas R. Procter, Utica, N. Y. 
Hon. Tiios. P. Fisk, Shelton, Wash. 
Dr. J. P. McGowan, New York, N. Y. 
Mr. Reginald H. Griffith, Austin, Texas. 
Mr. Michael J. Donnelly, St. Paul, Minn. 
Rev. J. W. Dinsmore, San Jose, Cal. 




THE BOARD OF VISITORS. 



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CAPTAIN BOWYEE AND THE 
LADY OF THE COLORS. 



DRESS P-RADE, upon P-rade, sweltering heat, beautiful 
girls, a maze of gorgeous color, much music, lots of dancing, 
plenty of fussing and drill after drill — all these thrown 

together make up the grand, delirious, fantastical pageant known as 

June Week. But, Lord bless us! we wouldn't want to escape from 

these few days of delirium. With all the hard work they bring, the 

good so far surpasses the evil that all the year could be a June 

Week and no one would rhino. 

Old Robin Hood and his merrie band cavorting gayly under 

the ancient greenwood had a very jolly time of it, no doubt. But 

right here in modern times we have the greenwood and the green- 
sward, and what mere could ye blithesome swain desire as he wan- 
ders o'er the campus with his pretty lassie? Dear old greensward! 

So invitingly offering its verdant bosom to lovers' tread. O you 

Rosalind ! O you Orlando ! 

There is a spirit of good fellowship in the air, a touch of harmless revelry, which no one has 

the least desire to dodge. Since June Week comes but once a year, it may always be counted 

upon to furnish its quota of delightful surprises. Even the veteran damsels, who have passed 

through a baker's dozen of them more or less, are never too bored to refuse another chance for 

a week with the Middies in their habitat. It 
means for them a week of frivolity, of frank 
good time, of martial exhibitions, of Hops 
militaire. Then indeed dull care is banished — 
"then if ever come perfect days." 

Way back in the fifties, when somebody 
started the idea of the Naval Academy, and 
somebody else put it through to its actual cul- 
mination, do you suppose the wildest visions 
of these men opened up to them a perspective 
of the vista of regal magnificence which now 

greets the oncoming June horde? The grounds are so large, the buildings so enormous, the 

studies so varied, and the different enterprises so numerous, that none of the fair ones that 

come for that one week can possibly realize how variegated this life in the Naval School really 

is. Shades of George Bancroft! If he could but come along now and stop a minute by the 

Herndon monument during that week of all 

weeks. What queer conversation he would 

hear between Her and Him. They are talking 

it over — and what is the subject? Well, you 

might say offhand, the Ensign Bill. That is 

really a good thing to talk about during June 

Week, for that is the season when everyone 

feels so delightfully spoony and romantic. 
There are so many interesting problems that 

arise during June Week for the Girl to solve. 

In the first place she really ought to know just 

what to say to her Laddie Buck in order to 

cheer him up after a gruelling infantry or passing in review 




PARADE REST. 




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artillery drill out on the sizzling parade. 
Watch out, girls, about angering him who is 
your consort for the week. Of course he 
loves you, and wants to see you do well, but 
too much sun makes the best of us peevish. 
Look out for him after he gets back from that 
drill, in which he has endured the agonies of a 
boiled lobster and has prayed for the freedom 
of a bathing suit. Then is the time when the 
dear boy wants your sympathy, not your com- 
pliments. Don't tell him how sweet and cute 
he looked as he marched down the field. 
Don't tell him how he strongly reminded you 
of your pompous popper who commands a 
company of militia back home, and parades every Fourth of July. He may get sarcastic, and 
Heaven forfend you then from his tirade of jocund pleasantries ! 

On the last Sunday before Graduation, June Week is unofficially ushered in with the vale- 
dictory sermon, preached by our venerable 
chaplain, whom we all love and honor. At the 
completion of this service it is always good 
form to weep copious copes when the choir 
turns on the "Till we meet again." This helps 
to make the end of the service pass off most 
merrily. Furthermore, dear friends, did you 
ever realize before that it is the first real 
chance of the year offered to you of crying 
over the choir in public. Therefore make the 
most of your opportunity. The lender ami 
more violent your sobs, the more comfortable 
you make everyone else around you feel. 

According to the modern calendar, Mon- 
day follows Sunday, and it does not depart from that time-honored custom just because it is 
June Week. Our Monday is Decoration Day, however, and a holiday for all concerned'. By 
this time practically everyone has arrived on the scene of action, and the Yard and the adja- 
cent "city" look like a veritable finishing 
school. 

On Tuesday morning at ten o'clock offi- 
cers attached to the Yard gather in full dress 
regalia around the reviewing stand, and await 
the onslaught of the Board of Yisitors. The 
Brigade of Midshipmen meanwhile has been 
marched on the field, everyone in full dress, 
and every last man feels a goose chill running 
down from his medulla which tells him that 
the week for which he has so long been wait- 
ing is at last come. Suddenly the clatter of 
hoofs breaks the stillness of the oppressive air, 
and, lo! up the driveway come Chaney's fiery 



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animals, galloping at a tremendous rate, with 

their noses touching the ground. The Board 

of Visitors is here ! The bugle sounds atten- 
tion. Then comes "open ranks," then inspec- 
tion, and after that "close ranks," and the 

Brigade passes in review for the first time on 

the first day. 

Then follow in kaleidoscopic succession 

all kinds of drills ashore and afloat, demon- 
strating what the arduous year has done in 

developing and rounding out each of the four 
.Classes. All these drills are entered into with 

a snap and vim by all concerned, their one 

thought being to get through and back to that 

bully shower which awaits them as the reward 1 for hard labor. 

Another dress parade takes place in the afternoon, at which the colors are presented to 

the company standing first in "General Excellence" during the year that is just drawing to a 

close. Three cheers are given with right good 
will for the lad}' presenting the colors, and 
also for the fortunate company receiving them, 
and that very pretty, very striking ceremony 
is over. 

The next morning, and the morning after, 
a similar routine of drills is pursued. At the 
afternoon dress parade medals, cups, swords, 
sextants, and still more medals are dispensed 
to those who have striven valiantly and won 
merited success during the year. 

The nights, the glorious, summer, semi- 
tropical nights, are the times when the fusser 
comes into his own. No bugle calls to disturb 

him then ; no drills to summon him to show forth his prowess, and he may be constantly at 

the side of the Friend Indeed until — nine thirty in the evening! 

lation Book says they must part, and great is the wailing. 
How popular, too, are those afternoon 

dress parades — especially when you have about 

five minutes to shift and take a shower after 

your company is dismissed in the Armory 1 

What care you then for June Week and its 

festal gaiety! You make a wild, terrific, dash 

for your room, and if you can run faster than 

your wife, why of course you beat him into the 

shower. But what pleasure do you derive 

therefrom, with him standing outside, so mad 

that he is literally hopping up and down as 

though he were doing the dance of the seven 

towels, and cussing you out with the utmost 

frankness and sincerity for taking so long. 




THE REPULSE. 



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Then to cap the climax the call for formation 
is fiendishly blown by the bugler, and by the 
time yon stagger into ranks you feel as much 
like a boilermaker as when you left the 
Armor}- — and you wonder what in the dickens 
it is all about anyhow. But ! — when you go 
out and see Her, and dine with Her, and She 
googles at you ! Wow ! wow ! All is then 
forgotten in the divine rapture of her presence, 
and your environment seems intensely roseate. 
Then comes the Last Parade — on the 
afternoon of Thursday. What bother it now 
that the air may be hot, or the dress uniforms 
stifling! These things are forgotten in the be- 
wildering splendor of that last scene on the 
field. With snap and precision the various 
units of the Brigade form in their respective 
parts of the parade. Then all at once the notes of the bugle — sweet to our ears now! — ring out 
the clarion call to attention, and the evolutions are well under way before the last echoes of the 
bugle fade across the waters of the Chesapeake. For the last time ranks are opened: for the 
last time adjutants front and center ; and for the first and last time we hear the reports, so signifi- 
cant, of "nineteen men absent, sir," and "eleven men absent, sir." Then the order is given to 
pass in review, and with quick step and perfect alignment, company after company — twelve in all 
— swing past the Reviewing Stand, and give the last salute — Eyes Right! 

The Class German that same evening makes a fitting ending to the clay — and then comes the 
climax of the year! 

It is about ten o'clock on the morning of Friday. The friends of the graduates are seated 
in the southwest end of the Armory ; the Brigade of Midshipmen, minus the Graduating Class, is 
drawn up, one battalion facing the other, forming a long central aisle. There is tense excite- 
ment in the air. Then down the broad stairs comes The Class, led by their president. Proudly, 
triumphantly, they march down the center and to the seats reserved for them. Everybody knows 
there is not much longer to wait — and they are right, for the band strikes up a march, the Brigade 
presents arms, and down the center comes the officer, or other gentleman, who is to deliver the 
diplomas. The welcome address is given ; the oration of the day delivered ; the Admiral of the 
Navy, or the Secretary of the Navy, is introduced ; the cabinet holding the precious documents 
is brought forward; and then — why then we get that which four years of toil and hard labor has 
in truth made o>f priceless value! 

Graduation Day closes with the enormous, bewildering, June Ball — a scene never to be for- 



The Armory with its magnificent decorations! The beautiful 



girls 



tumes! So ends the Day in a scene of glory — so ends another June Week! 



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Masoucraders: 






HE Masqueraders added another to their ever-length- 
ening string of successes last spring by the produc- 
tion of the musical comedy, "Money Talks." The 
book, by Clark, Meyer, Field and Pendleton, was 
clever and quick of action; just enough plot to give 
interest and continuity, without puzzling the audi- 
ence with attempts at too great intricacy of situation. The lyrics, from the 
pens of Dodd, Smith, Clark and Field, were bright, and the music, composed 
by Smith, Dodd, Howell and Clark, left little to be desired. 

The play dealt with the wooing of a country magnate's daughter by a 
young millionaire, her childhood playmate, who met her after a lapse of 
many years only to fall desperately in love. Complications arose when the 
young man's secretary attempted to pose as his patron in an endeavor to 
secure for himself the heiress's hand — and bank-roll. After many difficulties 
the course of true love was finally smoothed out, the erring secretary for- 
given, and the curtain fell to the tinkle of wedding bells in the distance. 

The work of the cast was admirable throughout. Meyer and Clark, as 
the hero and his secretary ; Field, Brown, Spencer and Roesch in the comedy 

roles ; and Wilbur and Chevalier, as the "maidens fair" of the play, all proved "charlie morgan. 
themselves clever, even finished actors ; while Dodd and Harlow as the Alimony Sisters were a 
whole corps dc ballet in themselves. 

The chorus work far surpassed anything that had been previously attempted, and for this the 
credit is entirely due to Charley Morgan, who gave much time and more work to the production, 
solely through his good will, and interest in amateur, and especially college, drama. Under his 

direction many intricate and spectacular 
chorus effects were produced, and this 
with a bunch of coryphees absolutely 
green to the work, who did not know a 
pas sail from a demi-volantc. In a few 
weeks he changed them into as well- 
drilled chorus-girls as are to be found on 
or off Broadway, and their work, especi- 
ally the cinematograph chorus in the 
Champagne Isle, will live long in our 
memories. 

Under Charley's direction also, Wilbur 
as the heroine, and Clark as one of her 
wooers, did a charming piece of fancy 
waltzing, that was encored until they 




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THE OPENING CHORUS MONEY TALKS. 



were forced to stop in order to give the rest 
of the cast a chance to exhibit their talents. 

The stage setting under the direction of 
Pailthorpe was the most elaborate that has been 
put upon the boards of the Auditorium. 
Though greatly hampered by the small dimen- 
sions of that stage, he produced for the first 
act a highly realistic country hotel lobby, com- 
plete down to the smallest detail, while the set- 
ting for the second act was little short of a 
masterpiece. The garden scene presented, 
with its trellis of climbing roses, its row on 
row of festooned lights, and in the back- 
ground a fountain gurgling. and plashing, made 
under the soft glow of the footlights an effect truly witching — a picture that one would be 
well content to watch longer than a brief three-quarters of an hour. 

The whole show went off with a snap and a dasli that was a grateful contrast to the 

usual course of amateur productions, and 
never for an instant was the interest of the 
audience allowed to flag. A high standard 
was set that will be hard indeed to eclipse in 
future years. 

The Holiday Show, which came off on the 
seventeenth of la^t December, also marked a 
distinct advance in the work of the 
Masqueraders. The program included a 
minstrel show preceded by a short farce from 
the pen of Vincent Meyer. This dealt with 
the troubles of a budding young "Professor 
of Music" whose absent-minded proposal to a 
finale, act I. — "moxey talks. Broadway beauty while in a hectic condition 

plunged him into a whole series of side-splitting complications. The unfortunate youth was 
played by the author, and his proceedings while simulating madness — a course recommended 
by Martin as a friend with a penchant for giving dangerous advice — were fearful and won- 
derful to behold. The rest of the cast comprised Dodd, 
Macomb, McCord and Batten, their work being without 
exception of a high order. 

The setting for this skit was a sumptuous studio, 
and herein Stone, the stage carpenter and business man- 
ager, again demonstrated what can be done in a very 
small space with limited material. 

The minstrel part of the evening was also good. 
Meyer again appeared as the interlocutor, Melvin, Field, 
King, Barnes, Hull and Kates being the end-men. Their 
jokes were bright, and kept the audience in a gale of 
laughter, while the cruise of Field and Melvin across the 
stage in their own canoe brought down the house. 

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gram; the soloists, Brown, Field, Eldredge, Melvin, Bryant, King, 
Corn and Ramsey, all covered themselves with glory, and were 
throughout nobly aided and abetted by the chorus. The quar- 
tette, consisting of Eldredge, Wick. Ramsey and Wilbur, gave 
an exhibition of the highest brand of "close agony." Meyer 
wound up the evening by the recitation of "The Death of 
Porthos." 

On the whole these two entertainments constituted the most 
successful year that the Masqueraders have ever >een, and great 
credit is due to Clark, '10, and Meyer, 'it, who have been the 
leading spirits in the work of the last two years. We look for- 
ward to this year's Spring Show, now in preparation under the 
direction of Meyer, Stone, and Charley Morgan, to keep up the 
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Hicks: Have you seen Gromer? 

Chesty : No ! I ain't even heard him yet. 

Instructor: Air. Strickland, in case there's a fight in the wardroom, who is responsible for 
the preservation of order? 

Guy: The senior line officer not fighting, sir! 

October i. — Little Plebe (entering Sammy's room) : Sir, I'm a wop. 

Sammy (just back from leave) : What's your name? 

Little Plebe: Samson, sir! 

Instructor: The port bucklers are removed by the First and Second Pointers. 

Phillips: Sir, who removes the starboard bucklers? 

Instructor: Mr. Ragon, in case the President comes on board a torpedo boat on an official 
visit, what salute should he receive ? 

Rags : Twenty-one torpedoes, sir ! 

Field (in Marseilles, over the rail to the first bumboatman alongside zeith newspapers) 
Avez-vous un journal Americain? 

Bumboatman (sarcastically) : Aw, watcher want, a Noo Yoik Herald? 

Instructor: Mr. Grafton, what is a gun? 

Venus: A gun is a piece of iron with a hole in it, made to shoot with. 

Instructor: Mr. Flicks, can a man win a battle with a telescope? 

Billy (confidently) : No, sir! It takes a man with wits. 

Instructor (seeing that Meyer is cramming his board to get enough room) : Stretch out a 
little, Mr. Meyer, and get some room. 

Yince (fussed) : I'm all right, sir: my trousers are just a little tight, that's all. 

Instructor: What's the best thing to put inside a pair of shoes when about to start on a 
march, Air. Foster? 

Paul : Clean feet, sir ! 

Instructor: Air. Hinckley, when do they use all these fog signals? 

Hinck : In fog, snow, rain, and heavy dew, sir ! 



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THERE were hundreds of people down at the sea wall on that bright, sunny morning 
after the night of the June Ball. The crowd could be separated into five distinct 
classes — girls, relatives, friends, midshipmen, and 
laundry bags, with the girls and laundry bags most in evidence 
in point of number. There were the usual mad clashes back 
into Bancroft Hall by the poor wretches who at the last in- 
stant remembered some article of importance left behind. 
There was the usual long delay during embarkation on the 
Standish and in the cutters. But there were more than usual 
of the fluid evidences of grief on the part of the fond parents 
— and friends. For we were off at last for Europe. 

The rumor of a foreign cruise, starting about Semi-Ann 
time, had grown by leaps and bounds until it reached 1 such 
proportions and attained such kinetic energy that the Powers 
succumbed to its force. The Iowa, Indiana and Massachu^itt- 
were detailed for the cruise, and upon this particular morning 
we found ourselves embarking on the three ships, the Iowa 
men from the Standish, and the others from cutters. The 
Massy was anchored in midstream, and her outfit was aboard 
in no time at all. The other two vessels were two miles out beyond the lighthouse, and it was 
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We found the ships very broad, each of twice the tonnage, several times the fighting ability, 
and any number of times the inconvenience, from our point of view, of our old friend, the 
Olympia. We knew from the start that we were to be crowded, but our former cruises had 1 in 
a way inured us to such a condition. In passing, one might remark that it requires considerable 
ingenuity to stow away in a tiny cupboard-like space enough clothes to last one for three 
months. However, we all managed to accomplish this feat, even the Youngsters succeeding at 
last, after agonizing struggles. 

Divine service in the Academy chapel, which was scheduled for the morning after embarka- 
tion, was called off on account of the choppy weather, and as the day wore on the Bay became 
so rough that no small boats dared venture out. 

Thus it was that we sailed the next morning without having seen any of the fair femmes 
who had promised so faithfully to sail out and spend Sunday aboard. 

The day's run down to Norfolk was as intensely stupid as most Chesapeake voyages usu- 
ally are. We had barely anchored off the old familiar Chamberlin when the coaling gear began 
to make its dusky appearance, and we turned in early that night in preparation for the next 
day's hard work. 

Assured in advance that we would coal but once during the cruise, we fairly ate up the coal 
during the whole long day. The Iowa, as flagship, having snitched most of the lighters, finished 
first, but the poor old Massy had to complete the job by searchlight. However, we had all day 
liberty on the following day. All hands went ashore, and one would have thought from the ap- 
pearance of the Chamberlin's dining room that it was the last meal of the condemned. Most of 
us, none too certain as to our sea legs for the morrow, and absolutely certain as to the quality, or 
lack of quality, of our mess, made the most out of our last civilized meal. Even now the mem- 
ory lingers as one of the most pleasant of the cruise. 

When land finally disappears from view, one is theoretically supposed to have some kind 
of a thrilling feeling, especially upon starting on a long voyage. However, about all the feeling 
most of us had when we watched the low Virginian coast sink out of sight was a sense of pro- 
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a different nature, and when the eold gray dawn of another day appeared 
it found us unutterably, profoundly, miserably sick. Some attempted 
breakfast. They were sorry! Others did not attempt breakfast. They were also sorry. In fact, 
it made no difference as to what we did and what we didn't. We felt just as badly either way.. 
We wished that we were dead or back in Crabtown, and we wished must of all that our ships 
would sink. We felt that we would be twice as happy as pale corpses in battleboats miles 
beneath the sea, where they would lie quietly on their sides, than as nearly dead midshipmen on 
rolling, pitching, twisting, heaving ballyhoos. 

Let us pass quickly over those first three days and their absolute misery. The fourth day 
found us in the Gulf Stream. The weather was warm and pleasant, and the sea much calmer. 
Most of the First Class soon got the hang of Nav, and the Day's Work took us on an average 
about six hours to complete. Some of us never did savvy the system, and were forever sitting up late 
at night, working feverishly away, stopping now and then to mutter and to light a fresh cigarette. 

The food was continuously and everlastingly awful. The common mess proved not only 
shy of luxuries, but also of nourishment. One of the most popular dishes was composed of 99 
per cent, water and 1 per cent, oatmeal. At least it did not injure us. Most of the First Class 
subsisted on bad coffee, chocolate purchased at the canteen, and cigarettes. 

For three or four days after we crossed the Gulf Stream we had a merry little gale. We 
rolled, pitched, and shipped water over the foc'sles and quarterdecks until their hatches had to 
be battened down. The waves were so beautiful that camera films were used up in a magically 
short time. 

The principle on all the ships seemed to be to allow as little sleep as possible. In regard 
to noise, it was even worse than our dear old Benny-puggy Chi of pleasant memories. At all 
hours of the night one heard exhortations bawled out and shrieked from all sides. "A-a-11 the 
Third Section lash and carry!" "Man the ashwhip! One! Three! Five! and Seven!" and such 
pleasant little exclamations sifted through our dreams. 

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of the night down in a 
dirty, greasy, smelly engine 
room, watching that ever- 
lasting counter to see that 
65 was added each minute 
to the reading, some beast 
came along under your 
hammock at six o'clock, 
paused for one awful mo- 
ment, and then dealt it a 
mighty blow, at the same 
time bawling in a hoarse 
and bloodthirsty voice, 

"Turnout! Rise! Lash and carry ! Rise, and sniff the early 
moon !" This last with a horrible nasal twang. As if any- 
body could sniff the early moon, or any kind of a moon, even 
if he wanted to do such an abnormal thing! It's sea-goin", though. 

I tut we survived it all. To break up the monotony the Iowa gave a couple of shows, which 
made a huge success, in spite of the fact that only local talent participated. The Wop made a 
scene at one of these shows by nearly breaking his neck. At the close of the entertainment the 
band played the "Star Spangled Banner," as is customary. The Wop, who had been seated astride 
one of the big turret guns, with his feet dangling above the heads of the audience beneath, at- 
tempted to stand at attention, and promptly fell off, disappearing into a very indignant outfit below, 
who jumped on him roundly at the conclusion of the national air. 

When we at last sighted the Scilly Islands and steamed past them, we all felt that the first 
and worst leg of the cruise was over. We felt better yet when we swept past Eddystone Light 
into Plymouth Harbor, and at last dropped our mudhooks in the Hamoaze, with Devonport lying 
before us. Never had ordinary grass appeared so green ; never had a crowded town looked so 
attractive. The rows and rows of little oblong chimneys, and the several old towers that rose from 
among the houses like landmarks made us all eager to go ashore. 

But we wasted no time on the scenery. We were below happily packing for our London 
trip on the morrow when we heard shouts of rage and screams of anguish above. Rushing up. 
we were confronted with an order forbidding our cherished three days' trip to London on the 
grounds that the largest city of the world could not accommodate five hundred extra guests. 
"Due to the height of the social season,"' so the order ran, and there was some wailing and 





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gnashing of teeth and profoundly impressive remarks. How- 
ever, since everyone was talking at once, and no one was paying 
the slightest bit of attention to anyone else, it made no differ- 
ence. An hour later the order was belayed, and we were happy 
again. 

When the word was passed the next morning for "All the 
midshipmen" to fall in on the quarterdeck, the gun decks of the squadron were in wonderful 
confusion. There was a mass of blouses, whisk brooms, suitcases, and midshipmen, apparently 
hopelessly mixed. In two minutes, however, not a midshipman was to be found below decks. On 
either side of each quarterdeck were two solid ranks of midshipmen, each man with his suitcase. 
Here and there some, wiser than the others, carried rainclothes on their arms. 

It was no time at all before our cutters had carried us the distance to Millbay Docks. There 
was some attempt made to keep a military formation while waiting for the trains, but for once 
the outfit would not stay put. 

Those two funny little English trains never fully realized what had hit them. Each com- 
partment was full to overflowing, both with smoke and with midshipmen. It was well for the peace 
of all concerned that they made no stop between Plymouth and London. The guards and the 
waiters of the dining car were soon reduced to a state of fear and trembling, and we had no 
trouble from them. They looked worn and haggard, and anything but happy. 

The scenery was not so very different from that observed from the windows of an Ameri- 
can parlor car. Everything — fields, houses, hills — reminded one of a toy shop. It was pastoral, 
all right, with here and there an overgrown ruin. We saw King Alfred's Horse — a giant land- 
mark: — a perfect animal formed by cutting away the turf and exposing the chalk cliff on the 





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side of a steep slope. Upon our arrival at Paddington Station there was one mad scramble for 
taxis, and then a melting into thin air. 

To attempt to enumerate what we did in London would result in some five hundred pages 
to be added to this book. We invaded the Cecil, the Savoy, and all the hotels. We lived in 
taxis, and spent most of the day and night skimming along at a good speed. Most of us tried 
conscientiously to do the town. The Tower proved very popular. There we saw relics and 
grewsome things galore. The headsman's axe and block on which certain honorable gentlemen 
— and ladies, too — paid the penalty of disfavor with the powers that were, was really rather a 
passable relic. The armor of the different ages, the coronation robes which the late King Ed- 
ward and his queen wore, the wonderful old swords and sabers, and above all, the Tower itself, 
were so fascinating that it was very hard to tear one's self away. 

Everybody went to Westminster Abbey, with its beautiful chimes, old naves and towers. 
The famous names and interesting inscriptions seemed so numberless that one could have spent 
days reading them alone. 

We taxied out to Buckingham Palace, saw guard mount, and came back by way of Hyde 
Park and Rotten Row. We went along the Thames Embankment, across the famous London 
Bridge, and came back from old London by way of Trafalgar Square, where we saw Land- 
seer's beautiful lions. 

We lunched at Simpson's, dined at Scott's, dined again after the theatre at Prince's, 
waited until the next day for Frascati's, and never ate two meals in the same place. 

We mobbed the theatres. A few very high-minded persons went to the Co-vent Garden 
Theatre and heard Tetrazzini in "Rigoletto" or "Louise." The majority, however, made a vio- 
lent rush for "The Balkan Princess," "The Arcadians," or "The Dollar Princess." "Our Miss 
Gibbs," and Pavlova in her Russian dance, were also great favorites. In fact, each man came 
back swearing that the show he had just seen was the best ever. 

It certainly was hard to leave a city containing such a multiplicity of attractions, but we 
all returned on time. The homeward journey was one continual interchange of wild and thrilling 
tales, though most of the experiences were similar. The unanimous opinion seemed to be that 





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we had' never had a better 
time. 

We found the ships coaled 
and fairly clean. For the 
two succeeding days the 
main desire was not food, 
hut sleep; for we were all 
worn out with the London 
pace. 

After London, we found 
Plymouth stupid. To get there, we had to take trams from 
Devonport — big, unwieldy, two-story effects with seats on the 
open top. By the natural laws of American gravity, an Ameri- 
can tram would upset at the first corner. In England, when 
it comes to speed 1 , they treat life like a funeral. 

There are just three things to see in Plymouth — the Town 
Hall, St. Andrew's Chapel, and the Hoe. The Town Hall is 
oddly beautiful in its architecture, the Chapel is interestingly 
old, having been started in 1300, or some such date, but the 

Hoe is the only thing worth while. It is the promenade of 
Plymouth. Running along a very high bluff, it commands 
a wonderful view of the harbor. In the middle of the basin 
lies Drake's Island, small, heavily wooded, and crowned with 
an old stone fort. Across the harbor lies the magnificent 
estate of Lord Alt. Edgecombe, which estate the leader of the 
Spanish Armada intended to cop for a private dwelling house 
— that is, after he captured the town. They are strong on 
the Armada here. There are pictures and little reminders of it 
all over the place. 

Well, to come back to the Hoe. There are several statues on it. Naturally there is a statue 
to, or rather about, the Armada. They couldn't miss a chance like this to rub in the defeat of the 
Armada. Just why they think it so very nifty is more than we could see. Yet they seem as 
cocky over it as we are over the surrender of Burgoyne, or the Fourth of July, or something 
really worth while. 

On the Hoe is something truly interesting — the old Eddystone Light. In one of the narrow 
windows near the top is placed a long telescope, through which one can see, far away in the 
distance, the new Eddystone Light, keeping just as faithful a watch as did its predecessor for 
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While lying off Devonport, the First Class 
were invited ashore to inspect the Royal Dock- 
yards. We spent a whole morning ashore, where 
we were hospitably escorted about the Yards by 
the British officers. We were free to ask what- 
ever questions we cared to ask — but we learned 
nothing. We did a great deal of looking at 
empty dry docks, of walking along dark tunnels, 
of peeping into buildings at a safe distance from 
the machinery inside, of viewing new ships across 

an intervening space *of several hundred yards, but as to getting any of .the new principles of 

British naval construction — nothing doing. 

It seemed no time at all before we were out 

at sea again. After the first morning, when we 

all felt a little squeamish, we soon found our sea 

legs again, and were shortly engaged in battling 

with our old friend, the Day's Work, or fighting 

with indicator cards. 

Taking an indicator card is the pleasant- 

est job imaginable. First you get an indicator 

from the log room. An indicator is an inven- 
tion of the devil — a shiny, nickeled thing, with a 

string, springs, and a pencil point. This pencil point is peculiar because it is always blunt, and it 

makes a mark two inches broad. The springs are phony, too. You spend an average of four 

hours getting your three cards. You get them 
eventually, hut not until you have broken two 
indicators and three strings, lost four springs, 
insulted everybody in the engine-room, dropped 
a wrench on the chief's head, are dripping with 
perspiration, have exhausted your vocabulary, 
have sworn to resign immediately, and — well, 
are in a mess generally. 

Outside the Rock we were greeted by the 
soft and balmy mistral. ( )ne brief hour we saw 
the Rock, and then the great landmark faded 

away astern of us just as she had emerged from the clouds before us earlier in the day. 

For several hours before we got into the harbor of Marseilles there was a heavy sea, and 

we were all glad to pass between the huge rocks 

that mark the entrance. As we steamed along 

we were attracted by the delightful scenery, the 

high, whitish cliffs with the town in the back- 
ground, the Chateau d'lf, and the beautiful 

Cathedral de Notre Dame de la Garde. We 

were delayed getting in by the foolish act of a 

Second Classman on the Massachusetts, who left 

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the breakwater and into the inner basin, 
where we moored 1 amidst a group of ship- 
ping from all nations. 

Marseilles was line. The shops, the 
people, the little cafes, with their tables on 
the street, all were fascinating. Everybody 
visited Notre Dame de la Garde, ascending 
to it by means of a remarkable hydraulic elevator. The Chateau d'lf, isolated 
as it is, though not lacking in interest, was not generally visited, although a few 
went out to look over the scene of the Count of Monte Cristo's imprisonment. 
Even-body took the drive along the fashionable Rue del Prado, enjoying the 
cool shade and the light, pretty villas and prettier mademoiselles. Coming 
back, we returned on the Corniche, the pretties^ road in France, and everyone visited La Re- 
serve. With the sea on one side and high cliffs on the other, with a hazy blue appearance to 
everything, the road is very picturesque. 

The American and British consuls gave receptions to the First Class on Monday and 
Wednesday of our stay. These were charming, and they form part of our most pleasant mem- 
ories of the cruise. Our own little Iowa band, led by the 
stately Signer Cariana, supplied the music, and with pretty 
French girls and stately old countesses and generals floating 
around, we had a glorious time. 

( )n Thursday, Jul}- 14, occurred the French imitation of 
the American Fourth, their celebration of the anniversary of 
the fall of the Bastile. A number of us were' invited to 
attend the manoeuvres of the Fifteenth Army Corps, and in 
spite of the tremendous heat and the dust, we enjoyed the 
spectacle very much. 

Our own ships proved so attractive to the populace that they literally swarmed aboard. The 
tiny boats scrambled about the gangway in such numbers that it became dangerous. Resort 
was ultimately had to the fire hose. 

"Allez vite!" bawled the quartermaster to the mob alongside the gangway. "-Non!" replied 
a chorus of voices. And then they turned on the water. Its effect in making the Dagoes change 
their minds was truly remarkable. 

The leg of the cruise from [Marseilles to Gibraltar proved to be tiresome. To begin with, 
some idiot and a wrench got mixed up with one of the Indiana's cylinders to such an extent 
that we limped along at slow speed during the entire leg. The Mediterranean remained calm 
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Although we had been promised at 
the beginning of the cruise that we 
should have to coal but once, four 
o'clock of the first morning after an- 
choring off Gibraltar found us in coal- 
ing clothes and ready for work. We 
coaled from miserable little lighters, 
and it made a long day's work. 

The next morning a large party on a 
special steamer left for Tangier, while 
the rest of us went ashore to investi- 
gate the little town that snuggled up 
under the leonine Rock. 

Shortly after we had landed we found ourselves on the' main 
street of the town — long, narrow and picturesque. There was but 
one sidewalk, and that was so narrow that pedestrians solved the 
difficulty by walking down the middle of the street. Small one- 
room shops lined both sides, with here and there an odd Moorish- 
appearing house, windowless, and with balconies on the second 
floor overhanging the street. There the Indian bazaars made their presence known by gay silk 
robes fluttering in the breezes. 

In these bazaars lay the real sport the town offered. They contained a profusion of 
shawls, curiosities, laces, and silks, and these were for sale at what seemed to our American-bred 
ideas of value to be extremely low prices. Warned in advance, however, we bought nothing 
without bargaining for it. The general procedure is this: You saunter into a bazaar rather 
vaguely, attempting to look as if you were bored to death. 
( ih. no! You want nothing. You merely came in to rest from 
the heat. You take your time about everything you buy. You 
haggle over each article until you have beaten the Hindoo down 
to fifty per cent, of his stated price. Then you argue with 

Updavadagos, or whatever the 
Hindoo calls himself, and beat him 
down on the lot. Then you have 
the bundle put aside. You may call 
later, but are not sure. You must 
see what the other stores have to 
offer. In a paroxysm of fear, Up- 
davadagos comes down two dollars 
on tlie lot. You remain firm. You 
leave. By three o'clock, after hag- 
gling all day long with everyone you 
see, you are in such a state that you 
feel equal to tackling LJpdavy again, 
and to Updavy's establishment you 
go. Updavy welcomes you with the 
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grieved and displeased. Yawning, you tell Up- 

davv that you have all but deeided to throw over 

your claims to your reservation of the morning. 

You really could buy the lot for much less at 

other places, but if he is ready to talk business 

you will consent to argue with him a little, al- 
though it is pure waste of time. Updavy per- 
ceptibly weakens. It is robbing his wife, but 

you may have it for eighteen. You tell Updavy 

in a calm, unimpassioned tone that you will give 

him fifteen and no more, and that fifteen is too much for his outfit anyway. Updavy moans, 
twists, argues, and swears that he is losing money at eighteen. Do you wish to ruin 

him? "Updavy," you say, in a soothing tone, 
"my dear young Christian friend, to ruin you is 
the least of my ambitions. My grandfather 
would roll over in his grave should I pay you 
more than fifteen. I refuse, though, to ruin you. 
This is an annoyance, but I shall have to buy it 
elsewhere." You begin a dignified and leisurely 
exit. Updavy holds his ground until he is sure 
that you mean to go. At the last minute he 
shrieks, "Seventeen! seventeen!" 
"Now, Updavy." you say, as you come back in. "now you are talking more like a sane 

crustacean. But the truth of the matter is that I have but fifteen dollars." You hold up your 

pocketbook to circumstantiate your lie, for while 

you were going out you cleverly abstracted from 

your purse all but the required necessary. In 

this way you beat him down to sixteen, and there 

you stick. He swears that you are tearing the 

teeth out of his baby*s throat as it is, and he will 

go no lower. You swear that you cannot pay 

more than fifteen. There matters hang. At last 

you cut the Gordian knot by offering sixteen if 

he will put in a shawl. Quite unexpectedly he 

succumbs to the glitter of the gold held enticingly up before him, and the bargain is completed. 

He takes the gold, you take the bundle, and you are bowed out of the shop by a smiling, satisfied 

Hindoo. You are both satisfied. Each feels 
that he has carried his point. He knows that he 
has gained a fair profit. You feel as if you had 
just gotten away with a successful burglary. But 
you are both happy. 

Algeciras lay directly across the bay from 
where we had anchored, and it looked so en- 
ticing in the distance that several of us deter- 
mined to visit the place. Y\'e crossed in a little 
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sized dock with many soldiers strutting about on it. Algeciras proved to be a rather pretty 
town, with scores of little pink and white houses. The domicile of the mayor of the city was 
the onl}' residence of any size. It looked somewhat like a fortress, and was surrounded with a 
walled garden. 

It was very hot and dusty throughout the day. and we were glad to seek the cool shade 
offered by the gardens of the Hotel Reina Victoria, where King Alfonso and Queen Ena of 
Spain spent part of their honeymoon. The tables were set out of doors, where one had a full 
view of the beautiful gardens. One magnificen arbor in particular was wonderful in its riotous 
coloring. It was a full hundred yards long, and it was completely covered with a mass of deep 
pink and purple flowers, the like of which we had never seen before. We felt that here was a 
place in which even a king and queen might spoon. 

We who went to Tangier had a beautiful time. We embarked on the crazy old steamer 
about half past eight. There was a considerable sea running during the whole threediour trip 
across, yet due to the course steered we rolled but little. A kind of lemonade was available, and 
we drank it with doubtful relish. However, the time passed quickly enough, and at eleven 
o'clock we found ourselves anchoring off Tangier. 

Due to the shelving beach, we had to anchor about half a mile out, and the natives swarmed 
out in tin_\- boats to take us ashore. In less time than it takes to tell about it, we were all 
packed neatly awav in these boats, and were being rowed quickly ashore by the lusty Moors in 
their odd costumes. We could not understand for some time why some of them wore red fezzes 
and others turbans. We soon found out that unmarried men 

wore fezzes, and the benedicks 

turbans. The remainder of the 

costume consisted of a robe of 

light material reaching to the 

knees, and wrapped curiously 

about the body, and large, baggy 

trousers. The younger men did 

not wear the outer robe, but had 

short jackets instead. The legs 

were bare from the knees down, 

and their feet were encased in 

red or yellow slippers with no 

heels. 

Arriving at the beach, we each 

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town. A donkey has a retinue. First, and 
most important, is the owner and driver. His 
office is two-fold. First you bargain with him 
for your donkey, and then you hire one for 
him so that he may go along as your guide. 
Now a donkey is stubborn. So to urge him 
along you hire two drivers — one to run ahead 
and pull, the other to run behind and beat, and 
cry "Arrah ! Arrah !" which is Spanish or 
Moroccan, or some such tongue, and means to 
accelerate — in plain English, to shake it up. 
After an obstinate balk at the start, oft" we 
went. 

Such a town! The streets were just wide 
enough to allow two donkeys with their little 
side panniers to pass, and the thoroughfares 
wound themselves up into an extremely intri- 
cate puzzle. The narrowness of the streets 
had one advantage. One was always in the 
shade. The houses were old and very odd. 

As we neared the main section of the town, 
the racket grew to unbearable proportions. We 
passed through a continual crush of donkeys with 
their riders and drivers screaming "Arrah ! Arrah !" 
A horde of small boys, nearly naked, beset us with 
postal cards and matches. Pretty Spanish girls 
with their mantillas passed. Here and there a stout 
Englishman strolled along, looking very much 
out of place, but at the same time apparently 
as bored as ever. 

We came at last to the main hotel of the 
town. Here we had a bountiful luncheon. We 
were decidedly en famille, sitting down at one 
long table that held the whole fifty of us. We 
were served by impassive Moors. The luncheon 
consisted in the main of an excellent omelette, 
a thrice excellent curry of rice, an attempt at a 

steak, which for Morocco was a pretty good try, 
and a lot of fruit of all kinds. 

Luncheon over, we broke up, and started 
off in a dozen different donkey parties. And 
then we did the town. An even half the time 
we devoted to beating the donkeys. Eventually 
we found ourselves pitching our voices with those 
of our retainers, and yelling all in concert, 
"Arrah! Arrah!" While returning to the ship 
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donkey had run so fast that he fed off. Several kind First Classmen took Keller below and 

locked him in a stateroom, where he could not possibly do anyone any harm. It was probably 

the heat, anyway. 

We were a gay crowd going back — for a while. Everyone wore a red fez hung rakishly 

over his ear, all were brandishing cutlasses, and all hands smoking shamelessly. This riot 

lasted until we were well out from land. Then, one by one, we drooped. A frightful pallor settled 

down on all our faces. One by one we sneaked to the side. We were heading directly into 

one of the worst head seas we had ever experienced. That little steamer rolled, twisted, and 

creaked. We rolled, twisted and groaned. This was seven times worse than the rolling we did 

coming across. There were no well men left in the whole party of fifty. We lay about the 

deck in an abandon of red fezzes, cutlasses, and 

half-smoked cigarettes. Oh, it was glorious! 

But it could not la^t forever. At eight 

o'clock we were inside the Gibraltar Mole — and 

very glad to be there ; and at eight-thirty we 

were aboard the old ships again, vieing with each 

other in telling the 
biggest and most 
interesting lies. 

We had a rough 
passage to Madeira, and were consequently very glad to sight the 
big. round, brown island at dawn of the fourth day. We ran along 
the coast most of the morning. Rounding a point about noon, 
Funchal lay before us, and we headed directly for the harbor. 
Imagine, if you can, a semi-circular Grecian amphitheatre, put the 
bluest of water for the stage floor, and stick rows and rows of 
houses in for seats. Then put a blue sky overhead, and a long, 
abrupt rise of brownish mountain behind it, and you have Funchal. 
Very pretty, very interesting it locked as we ran in close to the 
shore and dropped 
our anchor within 
hailing distance of 
a handsome British 

Royal Mail steamer, the only other vessel of any 

size in the harbor. 

Funchal is not a large town. It is spread 

out along the beach in the form of a semicircle. 

The streets are somewhat higher than those of 

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appearance. The outlines of the houses follow the curves of 
the streets. The vegetation is entirely tropical. 

The main excitement in Madeira is to go sleighing. This 
sounds like a fairy tale, but go sleighing we did. The streets 
are paved with a soft kind of cobblestone which two or three 
centuries of travel have worn off into a smooth and slippery con- 
dition. Hence, practically all travel in Funchal is carried on 
by means of sleds of different kinds drawn by small oxen. 
The sleighs make riding slow but very comfortable. Numbers 
of us made a trip up the mountain on a small railway, dined at 
the hotel there, after smashing in the door, and then 
toboganned down on a steep two-mile stretch. 

The most interesting feature of Funchal was 
the "Heave-TDives," as we dubbed them on the 
day of our arrival. Even before we had an- 
chored, the tiny native boats swarmed about the 
vessel. They were filled with small lads, ranging 
from six or eight years of age up to twenty. Each 
little brute kept up a continual howl of "Heave! 
1 dive!" accompanying this with gyratory ges- 
tures. We broke out our copper coins, just as tourists here have done for years, and heaved 

them one by one into the clear water near the 
boats. In a trice one could see an agile figure 
gliding down — ten, fifteen, twenty or more feet, 
and then emerge, triumphant, the coin held be- 
tween the toes or grasped securely with the fin- 
gers. This we never grew tired of, and we rarely 
saw a coin lost. 

( )n the whole, Madeira proved rather an 
interesting place. Its possibilities for amusement, however, were easily exhausted. It is an ideal 
place for a honeymoon or a rest cure, but since we were out for neither of these sports, the beau- 
ties of Funchal soon palled. To be sure, about 
the last day of our stay there, Henry Brims 
nearly started a riot in the mountain hotel by 
slipping into the kitchen and snitching a whole 
bunch of bananas. This, however, proved to be 
of but transitory interest, and we left Madeira 
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The leg of the cruise from Funchal to Horta brought 
forth nothing unusual. There was the same old breakfast, 
where you again had the pleasure of turning clown the 
fat Irish spud that had been making his tri-daily bow to 
you for the past week ; the regular half cup of warm coffee 
was spilled down your neck by the ever-watchful dark- 
skinned attendant ; the same smudgy water leaked through 
from the deck above ; everybody rhinoed — in short, it was 
the ordinary, everyday breakfast. There was the same old turning out and turning in, lashing 
and carrying, and carrying and unlashing, reveille and 
drill call, with nights when the stars shone with won- 
derful brilliance. The First Class had their daily Nav 
squabbles. 

These Nav squabbles can be easily divided into 
three parts. Most important comes the squabble with 
Nav itself, which is almost big enough to be called a 
fight. The G. M. T., which may be twelve hours 
sooner or later or a day before or after, having been 

downed, you are confronted with a mass of dope that you attack with 
cheerful madness. One nice thing about Nav is that it never disap- 
points you. You always get it wrong. You know in advance that 
you could not possibly get it right, and you know that if you did 
get it right that it would be wrong anyway. So you really feel quite 
cheerful when you discover that by your reckoning your ship is head- 
ing the opposite direction from which you know it to be going, and 
that the current has carried you some three hundred miles out of your 
course. However, you submit your book with a pleasant sense of 
having done your duty, turn it in, and then go up to "ketch one" and 
to rhino with the boys. 

The second squabble is with the other people, who are sure that 
they are right. You know that you are wrong, but out of force of 
habit you have it out. 
Last of all comes the squabble with the Nav in- 
structor himself. This is briefest of all, and should 
you indulge yourself in it to any extent, the results 
are disastrous — to you. 

The second day out from Funchal we passed 
Santa Maria, the first of the Azores, on our starboard 
hand. It was the next morning before Pico and then 
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Morta gleaming in the hot sun. The harbor in 
which we anchored was the prettiest of any during 
the whole cruise. Circular in form, it lies be- 
tween the islands of Fayal and Pico, with en- 
trances on either side. ( )n Pico Island is the 
huge volcano, Monte Pico, which is a mile and 
a half high. The slope near the shore line is 
gradual, and as it sweeps up to the pointed summit 
it follows a regular curve, like one of those 

Youngster hyperbolas. On one side of the summit is a cone-shaped hill, looking for all the world 

like a little cocked hat on the side of the head of some fat old Dutchman. This cap, with the 

severe regularity of the slope, gives the peak an 

artificial appearance. The effect is dispelled to 

a great extent by the soft, white clouds which 

hide part of the upper half of the peak. There is 

a crater at the summit, and a streak of smoke 

makes a regular appearance from the interior of 

the volcano. 

On the Fayal side is a large extinct volcano. 

Its slopes have been cultivated for years, and 

have been cut up into tiny square fields until the}- resembled nothing so much as a huge green 

chessboard, with a small white castle on top for a player. 

The town itself is stretched along a semi- 
circular shore from the extinct volcano to the 
precipitous bluff which mark the further harbor 
entrance. The houses are all white or pink in 
color, and they appeared from the ships to be 
scattered about without any semblance of order. 
A ^mall breakwater sheltered a lone Portuguese 
Dreadnought about as large as the Standish. 
rhe main beauty cf the place lies in the exquisite 

contrast between the soft greenness of the meadows and the bold, .Tiarp outlines of the two 

volcanoes. 

After another day's coaling from an American collier, we were 

shoved ashore to make a big liberty while the ships were cleaned. 

Horta was hopeless. There was nothing to do, and no one with life 

enough to do it if it could have been done. The town, so pretty 

and clean-looking when viewed from the harbor, reminded one of 

Eastport reduced ten numbers. It wasn't worth a i.o as to pro- 
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resort. Everybody took to the country, which was realty beautiful. 
We walked miles and miles through most wonderful country — vol- 
canoes, Dutch windmills, and pretty fields. The many red and 
white crosses on the stone walls along the road advised us of the 
necessity of returning before dark. However, this had become 
such second nature by this time that no one ever dreamed of stay- 
ing out later than half past five. 

Visits were exchanged with the midshipmen of the Freya, a 
German vessel on a nine months' practice cruise. We found that 
their life was just about- the same as ours. One of the fiendishly 
joyful moments of the cruise was to see them out at boat drill one 
rougrh morningf, and to watch the cutters come by with both rails 

manned. They were a fine lot, and by jabbering both French and English we got along 

well with them in the matter of conversation. On the last night of our stay they gave us 

a dinner, at which many of the First Class were 

present. 

The Governor of the Azores held a reception for 

us on that same last night, and a large party took the 

nine-mile walk to and from the Governor's Mansion 

on State Cir — that is, on a beautiful hill commanding 

a view of the whole harbor. The gang who went had 

a very agreeable time, in spite of the confusion of 

tongues. To be sure, there was a little faux pas 

committed by Jack and Cit while returning, when they thoughtlessly kicked a native off 

the sidewalk, but they got out of that with only three D's. They always were lucky! 

We started back to America thoroughly satisfied with our own country, and very proud 
of it. Full of the thoughts of leave, of genuine white folks, of 
water-melon and ice cream, we bestowed no backward glances on 
Fayal. 

We had a very smooth run home. The weather was ideal, 
and for the first time since the cruise began one actually felt like 
enjoying it. But our perfect weather was forgotten when, after 
four or five days out from Horta, Midshipman Richard Landy, 
of Tennessee, was pronounced seriously ill of typhoid. In spite of 
all our doctors could do, he died just two days out from the Capes. 
In passing, let us pay the just tribute of saying that here was 
one of our best — a true little Christian gentleman whom we feel 
honored to have known. His industry, his kindliness, and his 
cheerful disposition endeared him to all of us, and we regretted his 
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Due to actual lack of proper food, each ship had its 
full quota of sick men when we made the Capes. Nine 
dollars and thirty cents may be enough to feed a growing 
youth on, but it has to be carefully managed. Our mess 
may have been all right, but the fact remains that most of 
us went on leave in poor physical condition. It is to be 
hoped that the under classes may never, in future years, 
have to endure what the Cruise of 1910 brought forth in 
the way of food. 
By this time we had accumulated all varieties of pets aboard the ships. A census 
taken of the Iowa's outfit undoubtedly gives a 
fair average. It consisted of two monkeys, one 
Wop, two cats, one black cat, one ordinary rabbit, 
one pink rabbit, one starved puppy, two canaries — 
one without a tail which could sing, and one with 
a tail which could not sing ; three green birds, which 
resembled parrots but were not ; two white rats, and 
one brown bird, variety unknown. They afforded 
us considerable amusement all the way across. We 
teased the monkeys, chased the dog and the cats around the deck, poked at the parrots 
which were not. listened to the canaries and the brown bird sing, and annoyed the 

Wop when he read novels with a pipe in his mouth. 

We passed through the Capes at seven o'clock Mon- 
day morning, August 22. After a delay while the quar- 
antine officers inspected, and an hour at anchor while we 
transferred the body of Midshipman Landy to the Bagley, 
we steamed on up the Bay. 

Just at sunset we dropped anchor off our dear old 
Solomon's Island. The low green banks, the murky water, 
and the score of white houses huddled together on the 
island had never looked so good to us. It was America, and we were glad to be home at last. 
The week we spent at Solomon's was one of the longest, dullest, deadest, deadliest 
weeks we ever spent in any port. The mem- 
bers of the football team were delayed in get- 
ting off until they fairly boiled. Few boating 
parties were allowed at Solomon's. Due to the 
raging of the calm sea. it was feared that we 
would capsize if we went out sailing. So we 
sulked around day after day at Solomon's, wait- 
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ful Tuesday. The days were endless. The nights were 
infinitesimally long. It was hot. The mornings were 
tiresome; the afternoons unbearable. They were paint- 
ing the sbips inside and out, with the result there was 
no place for us to hang out. So we spent the long, long 
week amidst the oils and tar and smells of the ship, while 
the cool, green trees of the tiny village and surrounding 
country grew more and more inviting in appearance as 
the days dragged by. Certainly it was not a cheerful 
time. Before the end of the week the entire Third Class, half the Second Class, and fully 
twenty-five per cent, of 1911 had irrevocably 
made up their minds to resign from the service. 
On Saturday night there took place on the 
Iowa the best of the three shows and smokers 
given during the cruise. The hits were distinctly ■ 
made by V. Meyer and by the "Alimony Sisters." 
It was difficult to believe that these pretty little 
dancers were really plain ordinary Second Class- 
men who ate boiled spuds and cabbage along 
with the rest of us. When Vincent came down with a few remarks about the pleasures in 
"seeing Europe from 1:00 to 5 :30 every third afternoon," the applause was deafening. 

The run up to Annapolis the next day was 
uneventful. We left Solomon's in the morning 
and found ourselves off Greenbury Point at 
three in the afternoon. Never had Bancroft Hall 
appeared so comfortable and homelike. Never 
had the golden chapel dome looked so welcome 
and so wedding-cakey. From the distance every- 
thing appeared the same. 

"Let PfO the starboard anchor!" We were 





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It was a fitting end to a contradictory cruise 
that the time of disembarkation was shifted at 
an hour's notice. Most of us were fairly well 
packed up, and at ten o'clock on Monday morn- 
ing were loitering around on the top side. 

Suddenly a great shouting arose from the 
steerages, and travelled like a wave forward into 
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"We must investigate this," said some one. "It sounds joy- 



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At this instant a Youngster rushed by. We grabbed the dear 
little thing by its port ear, and demanded the reason for the ex- 
citement. 

"Oh!" it gasped. "Don't you know? We disembark at one 
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around here again spreading such rumors." 

Strolling aft, to our intense surprise we found the thing true. 
Nothing much mattered after that. The paymaster (he does not 
rate a capital P) — I repeat, the paymaster, who had been an abso- 
lute nonentity during the whole cruise, suddenly became an all- 
important factor. Not having any money, he could not give it to 
us. Then ensued an annoying wait of two hours, during which 
time we berated the ship, everything on her, 
and — the paymaster. However, he came across 
at last with the green goods. 

We disembarked with accelerated rapid- 
ity. We steamed right up to the same old 
seawall, and were off in a jiffy. The cruise 
was over. We looked neither backwards nor 
to the right or to the left, but hied straight for 
the basement, and — leave. 

And just as abruptly as the cruise of 1910 ended, so this chronicle ends here, standing as 
a more or less true account of what actually happened. 

The cruise of 1910 had ended. Upon looking back over its memories, we say that it was 
at once the best and the worst of all our cruises. Its paramount advantage was that it was 
seagoin', something sadly needed after our Crab cruises along the coast. The heaving billow, 
the night watches, the constant travel — all were highly beneficial to us in our professional train- 
ing. Then, too, the Day's Work, that terror of all previous First Classes, became even as a 
welcome diversion to us after our enforced familiarity with its peculiar little typo- 
graphical features. 

In particular the cruise 
broadened us. We met new 
peoples, we saw strange 
sights, we heard the chatter 
of strange tongues — a most 
welcome widening of our 
lives after the pent-up at- 
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the well-trodden path along the coast from New London to liath 
and back again. We gained new ideas and a better adjustment of 
our own settled opinions. The fascination of travelling was re- 
vealed to us — the wild beauty of an angry sea, the port to port 
existence, the kaleidoscopic views one stores away in his memory, 
and the pleasure in the exchange of experiences and happenings. 
Under slightly different circumstances the cruise might have 
proved vastly better. It is to be hoped that the false system of 
economy in regard to the question of food may never be attempted 
again during any succeeding cruise. The Indiana fared passably 
well, the Massachusetts poorly, and most of the denizens of the 
Iowa left the ship looking like 'ghosts rather than like seafaring 
men. It is also to be hoped that more liberty will be given during 
future cruises. 





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However, taken all in all. we had a cruise alive with interest, 
full of the hardest kind of work, and yet teeming with pleasures 
galore. In future years we will read this chronicle with laughter, 
remembering only those wonderful liberties in London and Mar- 
seilles, and forgetting those long, dreary nights we spent in pacing 
up and down the bridge. 








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I give you a song of New London Town 

One summer day when the ships came down 

Like a raging wolf on a sheltered fold 

With a landing party, strong and bold. 

They carried the village, they stormed the "beach." 

They grasped all the prizes within their reach ; 

They danced with the fair, and fought the brave, 

And courted an "anti-watery" grave. 

They flattered the chaperones, jollied the girls. 

They begged for photos and sighed for curls. 

They swore by the moon to be true alway, 

And remembered their vows for almost a day. 

Then the ships weighed anchor and sailed away 

In the reddening dawn of another day. 

For the world is round and the voyage long, 

And we part with a sigh, and meet with a song. 

So here's to the officers, here's to the crew, 

Here's to the ships, and the Middies too. 

May the wind set fair and the sea be right. 

No mist of doubt to obscure their sight — 

May ii(i treacherous reef through life avail, 

For the Master Pilot will never fail. 

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to make our cruise agreeable, of 
am we toiled on deck with gear of 



WHILE First Class cruise is the all-important one, 
those on which we went as under classmen have 
had their share in the practical education of t he- 
Class as "seafaring men," and must not be for- 
gotten. 

As plebes we were the last class to make that trying or- 
deal of plebe summer, the cruise on the Severn. Four differ- 
ent cruises she made down the Bay, each time with a new 
one of the four plebe companies. Who of us can ever forget 
the dejection and dark depths of despair through which he 
passed on board that awful hulk? Fresh from the joys of cit 
life, we soon found that there were to be no yachting trips 
after all ; the Youngsters quartered aboard did what the)' couk 
course, while shoulder to shoulder with the swarthy sons of 
which we knew not the purpose. 

Sometimes we almost lost sight of the chapel dome, so far away from the Academv were we, 
going once even as far as that haven of rest and ice-cream, Solomon's Island. After a bunch had 
accumulated a proper degree of grime — for somehow there never was any water aboard — they 
were ordered to pack up the thousand and one unnecessary things that only a plebe takes on a 
cruise, and to stand by to be transferred to the Standish while another and still greener bunch took 
their places. So for each of us ended our brief plebe cruise, but for all its brevity, the impressions 
of those sweltering two or three weeks, when we knew not the difference between the cross-trees 
and the hawse pipes, are still with us. The friendships formed then are still our most valued 
recollections of this summer. 

Along towards the spring of plebe year, we near-youngsters began to realize in a sort of 
hazy way that we were soon to embark on our Youngster cruise. We began to increase the size 
of our monthly requisitions, and by the time the day of embarkation arrived we had accumulated 
that outfit which only a Third Classman takes with him on the cruise. A First Classman has 
learned better — he takes a tooth brush and a sack of Bull. The practice squadron was a motley 
looking one, being composed of the Olympia as flagship, the Chicago, the Hartford, the Arkansas 
and the Nevada, all under the command of Commander W. S. Benson. The prospect of the cruise 
didn't hold much in store for us, as it was originally scheduled to be on the Southern Drill 
Grounds. 

However, when we reached Hampton Roads the orders changing the itinerary were received, 
and we were delighted to learn that we were to make the up-coast cruise. We soon had our first 
experience in the joy of a seaman's life — coaling ship — and then had our first real liberty, all 
hands going over to the Chamberlin for dinner. We felt real bad indeed when we were permit- 
ted to stay out until eight o'clock that night. 

The next Monday we put out to sea, or to see in our case, and contrary to our expectations 
we found the vasty deep as quiet as a mill-pond. W r e found our duties as look-outs, leadsmen, 
and flunkies in general were very necessary to the safety of the ship, and, save for the few ordin- 
ary and customary busts which have been made ever since Noah started to navigate, such as report- 
ing the moon as a lighthouse under way, all went along smoothlv. Off Block Island we ran into a 





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fog, and had to come to anchor, the Nevada 
incidentally almost ramming the Chicago in 
so doing. Next day the fog lifted, and we 
ran into New London in time for the big 
event, the Yale-Harvard race on the 
Thames. 

For the next month the squadron ren- 
dezvoused in Gardiner's Bay, and here each 
day we had "away all boats," routine drills, 
and other exercises of a sea-going nature, so 
that we Youngsters began to drop into the 
way of things on ship-board. Each Friday 
the squadron ran over to New London for 
the week-end. The memory of the hops and 
dinners at the Griswold, the affairs in the 
Cro'cker grill, and the trips to nearby towns 
will long be with us. Near the end of July 
we said good-bye to New London and 
touched for a few days at Newport, then 
on to Boston. 

In Boston we made some good liberties, in spite of the tact that we were continually 
being mistaken for bellboys, or K of P.'s, who were having their encampment there at that 
time. A trip through the Charlestown Navy Yard proved very interesting, and here we saw 
for the first time ships of the real Navy. Leaving Boston after a week's stay, with every 
man Jack broke, we stopped at Portsmouth a few days, proceeding up the Maine coast to the 
Kennebec and up the river to Bath. We had heard from our predecessors of the warm wel- 
come extended to the Practice Squadron each year by the townspeople of this pretty little city. 
We found the tales not the least bit exaggerated. From the moment we entered the mouth 
of the river we were made to feel that we were welcome. A street carnival was held while 
we were there, balls were arranged in our honor, and there was something doing for us every 
day of our stay ; on the last day a parade in which we participated as a battalion marked the 
close of the festivities. The next day we dropped down the Kennebec to the sea, and thence 
down the coast for little old Annapolis and Youngster leave. 

For the summer of 1910 the practice squadron was composed of the Olympia, the Chicago, 
the Hartford, and the erstwhile Nevada, now masquerading under the name of the Tonopah. The 
itinerary was to be over the same old up-coast route once more. So, with the proper degree of 
ennui in our bearing as Second Classmen, we sauntered down to the sea-wall on the morning of 
embarkation, and watched the struggles of the new Youngsters with their effects. Soon we were 
aboard, and after sleeping off the effects of the June Ball of the night before, found ourselves 
into the routine of the life on shipboard once more. As Second Classmen we had expected an 
easy cruise with little work and lots of liberty, but we soon found that we were to be disappointed. 
Yet we had an unusually enjoyable cruise. There was all the liberty that one could ask for — in 
fact, every day in port was a liberty day. After spending the first six weeks in Gardiner's Bay 
again, during which time we hoisted the boats out and in countless times, we said farewell to New 
London, and went on our way up the coast. While at New London on the Fourth of July we went 
up to Norwich as a battalion under arms to participate in the three hundredth anniversary of the 
town, and marched about 'steen miles behind Schweister's Cornet Band. We stopped at Newport 
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after coaling ship at 
Bradford, left for 
Boston. Here we tied 
up to the dock at the 
Navy Yard and those 
of us who could rake 
up the necessary and 
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while the rest of us stayed on board and 
stood their watches. Our stay here was 
short also, for early the next week we ran 
into Gloucester, where another celebra- 
tion was in progress. In the parade here 
we were a very nondescript looking ag- 
gregation, as our old laundry wagon, the 
Standish, had not appeared for some moons and leggings and collars were conspicuous by 
their absence, so that we were supposed to be anything from National Guard to High School 
Cadets. From here we went to Portsmouth for a few days, and then on up the Maine coast 
into beautiful Casco Bay, with its three hundred and sixty-five islands, and thence into Port- 
land. This was a new port for us, and the citizens of the town certainly did all in their power to 
make our visit a pleasant one. The summer resorts nearby had many attractions for us also, 
and many an erstwhile Red Mike fell from grace. A mammoth ball was given in our honor 
the night before we left. From Portland we went up the Kennebec to Bath once more, and 
again were made to feel the hospitality of the Bathites. The same carnival, same open house 
to us, and the big ball tendered us made our visit a very pleasant one, so that it was with 
feelings of genuine regret that we saw Bath fade away behind us as we dropped down the 
pine-bordered Kennebec. We then went up to Bar Harbor, which we found should have 
been named Cold Harbor instead, and for once the Maine mosquitoes did not bother us. 
Leaving' Bar Harbor for the first leg of the trip home, we ran into a long swell which caused 
the ships to assume their natural period of oscillation with high frequency, thereby causing 
much i/ial de mer amongst us. We ran into Newport once more, and just as a farewell atten- 
tion, once more coaled ship. Then out and down the coast once more for the Virginia 
Capes, inside of which we ran one starlit night, and thence up to Solomon's Island. After 
basking in the August glare of the Chesapeake sun for a day or so, we all stood by to pass 
the welcome word, "All hands up anchor" for the last time of the summer, and were soon 
moored in the Severn once more. Then the next day dawned, a happy one for us, when we 
grasped our suit-cases and lit out for our own vines and fig trees for one short glorious 
month, with a firm resolve to forget all about the Navy for this brief blissful period. 




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Editor's Note. — This is no joke. These were actually handed in. and it is only with a feel- 
ing of natural hesitancy that we hide the full nanes of these lights under a bushel. 

If I were thrust out into the whirling whirl of the world to-night, my first impulse would be 
to pave the way to an interview with the President, and have him order the Secnav to review 
the evidence in the hazing case — in which I was an interested member — feeling assured that 1 
would be once more restored to that high pinnacle that I once occupied in the minds of my 
beloved classmates. I would take all possible precautions to maintain my accustomed equilibrium 
upon this unexpected occasion, for I have not stood upon the soil of that dear old beloved, com- 
monwealth of Maryland since that "glaring irregularity" was discovered on the memorable night 
of October 8, 1910. I would uphold my reputation by introducing into my stomach a repast that 
would make a Ritz dinner at three pounds per plate look like a mess-hall luncheon. I would 
order for hors d'eeuvre, O'Brien potatoes; entree, spuds O'Brien; for salad, Pommes de terre a la 
mode O'Brien; for dessert, Pistachio Cream with Irish lace trimmings. 

W. H. O. 

I would to Ghita's, and in the fire-light, listen to music such as you have never heard. In 
one chord, all sordidness, all sorrow would fall from me. All worldly cares forgot, I would be- 
come a child — dream dreams; and Harmony would build me new thoughts — and me — a better 
man. 

R. F. W. 

Where would I like to be to-night? 

A hard day's work done, and left behind, a cold, crisp evening, a brisk walk home in view — 
Premeditation. 

A yard, a gate, steps; a door, a hall, a room, an open fire, warmth, a welcome — Recognition. 

A presence, a being, a queenly figure, God's masterpiece, a pure woman — my wife — Antici- 
pation. 

She rises, approaches, greets me — an embrace, joy, pleasure, a kiss — Gratification. 

And now this room, the fire, its warmth; the chairs, the table, the pictures, the books; the 
lounge, the cat, the comfort, and the licking of the clock. Friends, enter — this is Home! 

R. N. P. 



384 



Holy smoke! just think of it. Gosh! Me for the fastest train to Philly. Why Philly rather 

than New York is left to the imagination. However, having once arrived, a taxi would be none 

too swift to get me to the particularly interesting place. What would happen after that is no 

body's business. 

F. E. P. U. 

I am sitting in a comfortable leather-back chair. Before me there is a large fireplace in 
which the fire from hickory logs glows with a red heat. Above the high mantelpiece there is a 
large picture of "Love's Barrier"; to the right, one of the hunt, "The Start"; to the left, another, 
"The Finish." Around the wall, arranged in order, various other pictures. My friend, who is 
reading "The Rider and Driver," says something about the fine shot I made that afternoon, when 
I killed two birds on the wing with a single charge. I rise and go to the window, and look out 
at the sky. There is a light rain falling, and 1 think of to-morrow's meet. Raising the window, 
I can hear the horses in the stables, the rattle of the dogs' chains in their kennels — and far away 
in the negroes quarters, the sound of singing — and the music of their banjos. I close the window 
and sit down again. Then comes to my ear the faint tinkle of glasses. I look at my friend. 
There is a glad light in his eyes. The door opens, and Remus, a gray-haired old darkey, enters, 
bearing two steaming hot punches. Where is this? Where I would like to be to-night — down in 
old Virginia ! 

R. C. S. 

If I were a cit to-night I would be very happy, not so much because I were a cit, but be- 
cause I would be near her, and to me to be near her would be real happiness. To look into her 
eyes, to touch her hand, and then to know that she loved me like I love her, and finally to tell 
her that there was no horrid graduation or Ensign Bill to mar our happiness, but that our life 
would become one in a few short weeks — ah! that's what I would be doing to-night! 

L. C. C. 

If I were a cit just for to-night, 

I'd hustle to Washington — no, not to get tight. 

But just to forget this Academy, 
And well, for a night to live in delight. 
I'd go to the Willard just for the sight, 
And I'd have a big dinner just that I might 

Order and eat just what suited me. 
I'd go to the opera, or some other show, 

And sit in a box and think, perhaps grieve, 
O'er how long it is before I shall know 

What are the joys of Christmas Leave. 

P. C. M. 

At the Cafe Republique in dear old Washington. A table for two in a far-away corner. 
The orchestra playing "Home, Sweet Home." A bottle of Moet et Chandon, and a silver platter 
of Long Island duckling. Sitting opposite is the one person in all the world — the girl I love. 

J. M. S. 

If I were suddenly transported to Selma, Ala., I would first want to get my share of the 
fatted calf (young cow). Then I would go down Church Street — right past all the churches — 
and hang one over on the Red Mike Association. I ain't nothin' if I ain't a Romeo! 

J. T. M. 



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Scene — Naval Academy and Annapolis, a suburb. Time — Present. 

Dramatis Personae — Midshipman John Doe; his uncle, Sim Perkins; and his cousin, 
Dorothy Perkins. 

Uncle S. : Yes, John, I want ter see the whole works. 

Dorothy: So do I! Do tell me what that little man with the gun is walking around here 
for, and why did you salute, and what did you say "Worst grade" for? 

John: The gentleman's official cognomen is "Keeper of the Gat.," and he is charged with 
keeping Japanese spies from defiling the sacred precincts of the Naval Academy. I saluted the 
midshipman with the sword to show him that I saw him, and 1 said "Worst grade" from habit. 
I'm usually on that grade, anyway. 1 have so many kind friends in the Discipline Department 
who hate to let a day go by without making me some sort of a present. Demerits are the cheap- 
est presents, so they can all", rd to give me lots of those. (Suddenly devoting himself to Miss 
Perkins, who is really very pretty): It's awfully slippery in the yard, Dorothy ; hadn't you better 
take my arm? We'll have a peach of a time to-night, and 





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VIEW FROM THE ACADEMIC BUILDING 



THE SAMPSON WINDOW. 



Uncle S. : What's that building? 

John (zvith muttered exclamation): That's the Administration Building, where the midship- 
men are given their first lessons in swearing. One lesson is supposed to last for eight years. Y< u 
see, some backward youths come here who don't even know the rudiments of swearing, and as 
fluencv in that line is essential to the success of a naval officer, no one is allowed to enter the 
naval service without first giving an example of his capabilities. That large graniS2 building is 
Bancroft Hall, where we bone, eat, sleep, and hand out the latest dope to our unsuspecting 
friends. That little wooden stand is for the use of the band in the day time, and at night for 
antagonistic midshipmen wishing to settle disputes by the weight of fist. (Turning to Dorothy 




THE CHAPEL. 



587 




again) : Do you know, I 
dreamed about you last night. 
I dreamed that we were at the 
hop, sitting on the spiral stair- 
way, when suddenly I 

Uncle S. : This looks like 
the angel cakes that make the 
young folks sick at birthday 
parties. What is it used for? 
John: That's the midship- 
men's chapel. Everybody who 
wants to, and those who can't 
hit the excused list, go there 
every Sunday. -You'd better 
go to-morrow and help to fill 
up the plate. You see, to- 
night being a hop night, it 
naturally follows that to-morrow the plate will be passed. I always pass, but some people ante 
up now and then to try to save their souls from being haunted with Nav. P. works. Say, 
Dorothy, you must have thought me pretty slow for not making use of my cousinly prerogative 
when you first got oft" the car. We'll sit out a few to-night, though. 

Dorothy : Really, you speak as though I were simply dying to have you kiss me ! 
John: I wish you were. What's the use of my being a cousin of yours anyway, if you're 
going to treat me just like everybody else? That's the house you may live in some day, if I'm 
not retired for old age before I have rank enough to become a Supe. 
Dorothy: Oh, do you think so? 

John (feigning anger to see how it works) : Xo; I'm just talking to hear the tinkle of my 
melodious voice. Here's the Armory, where we drill, Uncle, also famous as the scene of the 



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annual farewell halls to the graduating classes, and, better 
yet, of the administration of the rites of graduation. There 
arc a few torpedoes, captured from the Dagoes in the war. 
Don't lunch them; they're loaded! 

Dorothy (seeing a line of gloves strung ///> outside of a 
zvindmv in Bancroft Hall) : You don't have to wash your own 
clothes, do you ? 

John: No; but some of the laundry girls grow so fond 
the main walk. o| us that they keep sundry articles of our apparel for sou- 

venirs. As a rule, they limit their desires to right-handed gloves, however. That's Sampson 
Row, where the heads of departments hang out. 

Dorothy: Oh! let's go inside of Bancroft Hall: can we? 
John: Don't let that man with the stick see you, and we 
can go in. He's dangerous. He's lived around here too 
long; he's a watchman. Mere's the famous building. On 
your left as you enter is the office of the officer-in-charge — 
the officer delegated to make life unpleasant for the midship- 
men. They change them every twenty-four hours to let them 
wrap up their presents — these demerits I told you about. 

Here's the casket that is supposedly inhabited by John Paul Jones, 
but he's changed so since he left this world that nobody can recognize 
him now. That's Memorial Hall, where the alumni hold their annual 
jollification parties, and just below is Recreation Hall, the midshipmen's 
reading room. Now we're ready to see the rest of the show. There's 
the gymnasium, where the midshipmen go to get strong, and where 
the weak squad wastes one hour every Friday afternoon. Those cut- 
ters hung up to dry are the midshipmen's yachts. We used to row eight or nine miles a day 
plebe summer for sheer love of the exercise. 




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389 




THE GYMNASIUM. 

Uncle S. : What's that ship with the poles on it for? 

John: That's the Chesapeake — the ship that fought the Shannon. Her name has been 
changed to Severn, though. See that highest piece of wood sticking out perpendicular to the 
second mast? We used to amuse ourselves by climbing up there and then dropping down to the 
next yard. Soft wood, yen know. They call those side-pieces yards because they go outside the 
housings. There's the famous Hartford, Farragut's flagship at the battle of Manila Bay. That 
thing tied up to the dock that looks like Noah's Ark is the Santee, where midshipmen used to 
be sent as a punishment for cheating and getting more than their share of demerits. Here are 
seme more of. our private yachts, only these are steam yachts. Dorothy, do you believe in love 
at first sight? 

Dorothy: I'm — well, sometimes. Why? 

John: I was just wondering what your i<ka> were on the subject. You see, if the Ensign 
Bill goes through, making yours truly an Ensign on graduation, I'll be able to get married in a 
lew months. 





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Dorothy: Isn't that nice! [lave yon picked her out 

\ el J . Or arc you still undecided as to which of your many 

inamoratas you'll choose? 

Bj J John: To tell you the truth, I really hadn't decided 

jjj ^|pz^- tli is morning; but— Do you think you could live on 

$1,800 a year ? 

I )orothy : Maybe / could. 

John: Oh! I mean, do you think we could? 
Dorothy: We might try! But tell me, what are those 
colored men doing in there ? 

John: Those are mokes kneading bread. That bunch on the side are rolling speed cones — - 
the Navy croquettes. 

Uncle S. : Them fellers ought to get pu'rty strong. 
r &$k John: You'd think so if they waited on 

(f^i* h you. We'll go through the building and take 

a look at Lovers' Lane. 

Dorothy: What a romantic name! 
John: I thought you'd like it. 
Dorothy: Oh, you think I'm the senti- 
mental sort, do you ? 








John: No: but— er, sentiment is a good thing when directed at the proper person; for in- 
stance 

Uncle S. : What's that monument fer? 
John: That's for what Hern — done. 
Dorothy: What did he do? 

John : Why — er, I 
think he died! There's 
the Academic building 
with the library in the 
middle. Every Saturday 
m o rn i n g the First 
Class engages in deadly 
conflict with the Naviga- 
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building. Last week the enemy hanged ten 
of my best friends. 

Uncle S. : Look here, young feller, I 
don't believe nawthin' like that. 

John: It's true, though. They're still 
perched up on the trees in Bancroft Hall. 
That's just an expression of ours, Uncle 
dear, meaning "unsatisfactory for the 
week." The midshipmen give their plays in 
the auditorium, which is the lecture room of 
the class bench. the library. You should have seen our the Tripoli monument. 

chorus girls last June, Dorothy ; they had 
the best looking, ah — lavender dresses you ever saw. Gee ! I almost made a fox pass ! 
Dorothy: What did you do in the play? 

John : I had to make love ; but I'm not very good at it. You'll have to give me some 
lessons. These are the famous class-benches ; the one on the left is for the exclusive use of First 
Classmen and white nurses ; the one on the right for Second Classmen and colored nurses — 
white babies, of course, too. And here is the only original hell on earth — excuse my French ! 
This is the Steam Building, where the vassals of his most fiendish majesty, in the guise of in- 
structors, put the midshipmen through the seven ordeals. The first of these is Mech. Drawing; 
the last is Machine Design. We design a 1 ! the machinery used in vessels of our Navy ; you 
didn't know that, did you, Uncle? 




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392 




THE ATHLETIC FIELD. 

Uncle S. : No; you must be an awful smart bunch of young fellers, John. 1 reckon you've 
learned a lot sence ye left Peoria. 

John: I've given enough money to the "Charity Fund for Extravagant Officers" to be in a 
class with John D. and Andy Carnegie. 

Uncle S. : What's that ? 

John: Whenever an officer's creditors pester him to an annoying extent, he writes a book 
and sends it down to a Head of Department, who publishes an order for the midshipmen to 
draw the book from the store. The author gets 50 per cent., the Head of Department 40 per 
cent., the publishers 10 per cent. It's really very nice for officers possessing literary tendencies. 




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TO BANCROFT HALL. 



Here's the athletic field, where we play football and baseball and lacrosse. These bleachers on 
the right are for the exclusive use of the midshipmen, and, incidentally, are the birthplace of the 
famous siren yell. Those two lines of cottages constitute Upshur and Rodgers Rows, and are for 
the use of officers and their families. This stand was formerly used by the colored element of 
Annapolis, but is now reserved for the St. Johns collegians. Let's meander back towards the 
gate. That granite affair is the Tripoli monument, erected to the memory of Decatur, Somers, 

6 

Dorsey and Israel, who helped make history about 1804. ( )n your right is the Officers' Club, 
which I don't know very much about, except that a few friendly lamp-posts would be a great 
help to some of the members after a night with the boys. Here we are at the gate again, and 
there's your gallant friend with the sword. Somehow he looks as though he had just taken a 
drag. 

Dorothy: What do you mean by drag? 

Johx : As 1 just used it, the word means to rag a fume, smoke a skag, a cigarette, in other 




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FROM A WINDOW. 



DISM ISSED. 



DISPERSED. 



words. Two weeks ago I dragged a brick; to-night I'll drag a queen. In this sense the word 
nKans to take a young lady to a hop. Xow that you've seen the place from A to Z, what do you 
think of it ? 



Dorothy: I think it's just too lovely for words! You must have a perfectly wonderful 



time ! 



John (sarcastically) : Oh. yes 1 The pampered pets of the nation have a cinch; but some- 
how we've got a hunch that "it's better to be on the outside looking in than on the inside look- 
ins' out." 





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T is seven thirty p. m.. September 29, 1909. All is quiet in the peaceful city of Baltimore. 

Little do the mild-mannered inhabitants real ze the horde that is gathering in their midst. 

The forces have been drifting in all day long. District after district from all over the United 
States has been sending in its quota of men. 

Excitement runs high. Every middy composing the invasion realizes that to-night he must do 
or die; that to-night he must lay down all, if needs be. to satisfy the whim of the Goddess of 
Good Fellowship. So he has journeyed to the scene of battle, which is on the twelfth floor of 
the Hotel Belvedere, in the city of Baltimore. 

Everybody is keyed high with enthusiasm. Strange, too, for leave is just about over. No 
one gives thought to such sordid ideas, however, and smiles play across the countenance of even 
those whose features are usually as gloomy and solemn as old Charon himself. Every new 
arrival is hail fellow well met. He is vociferously greeted with cheers, laughs, slaps on the 
back, and worlds of good-natured chaff— all of which go to make even the most rhino feel 
actually happy for the nonce. 

Of course, everyone wants to know how e/eryone else enjoyed leave— a bromide winch 
never fails to elicit a most enthusiastic reply. Then remarks fly around as to the joys of life on 
shore in the Army, with its attendant, etc., etc. The "Girl 1 Left Behind Ale" comes in for lots 
of praise, and all feel forsooth that life is indeed worth living. 

At last comes the word to "fall in," the various columns are whipped into shape for the 
entry march, the doors to the banquet hall are thrown open, and the strains of the Class March 
are "torn off by Prof. Zimmerman's band. Proudly, happily, the Class marches in. Odds bods 
and bodkins ! What a sight greets the eye ! The room resembles a veritable fairy abode. The 
decorations are splendid— the table setting magnificent— the ensemble extremely artistic. 

The strains of the Class March cease, the diners take their allotted places, and the feast com- 
mences. Conversation runs riot. Everyone wants to tell everyone else, all at the same time, just 
how it happened, and between the Canape of Caviar, the Lynnhaven Bays, etc., the diners have 
a mouth full of words and good food all at once. 

Then the various toasts are given by those to whom this task has been assigned. Since 
the toasts do not come till late, it makes little difference whether they are funny or not. The 
speakers create storms of laughter, let them but give the least sign of humorous intent, thereby 
demonstrating the extreme joviality which prevails about the festive board. 

Alu .ut midnight the diners quietly— oh, so rcry quietly !— flit away, some with fire extin- 
guishers, some with Anyhow, the Class Supper is over, and within the course of say 

five or six hours afterwards, each and every one of the diners has turned in. 



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TOASTS. 

The Class Thomas Starr King, 2b 

Athletics William H. O'Brien 

Two-Five Vincent Meyer 



MUSIC. 

Class March — "Stand By" Zimmerman 

(Dedicated to Class 191 1, U. S. X. A.) 

Grand Selection — "II Trovatore" Verdi 

Valse — "Lady Luna" Lincke 

Melodies from "The Girl Question" Hoschna 

"Twilight in Alabama" Pabst 

Intermezzo — "Musette" Morel 

Selectii ins — "Three Twins" Hoschna 

"On the Mesa Grande" Maurice 

Grand March — "The Flash Light" Paull 

"The Star Spangled Banner" Key 



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399 




Name. 


r 


'rat. 


Chapter. 


S. F. Bryant, 1913. 


A. 


A. 3>. 


M innesota. 


G. W. Dugger, 1914. 


A. 


T. 0. 


Beta Beta. 


M. L. Deyo, 1911. 


A. 


*. 


Vale Sheff. 


H. G. Bates, 1913. 


A. 


T. A. 


Beta Epsilon. 


L. W. Comstock, 191 1. 


A. 


T. A. 


Zeta. 


II. S. M. Clay, 191 1. 


A. 


ty. 


Williams College. 


W. H. P. Blandy, [913. 


K. 


A. 


Southern. 


R. E. Byrd, 1912. 


K. 


A. 


U. of Va. (Southern) 


C. T. Hull, 1913. 


K. 


A. 


Southern. 


R. W. Ferrell, 1914. 


K. 


A. 


Southern. 


C. F. Martin, 1914. 


K. 


A. 


Beta Gamma. 


D. De Treville, 1912. 


K. 


A. 


U. of Texas. 


J. A. Hall, 1913. 


K. 


2. 


Nu. 


W. K. Harrill, 1914. 


K. 


3. 


IT. of Tenn. 


R. P. Hinrichs, 191 1. 


K. 


2 


U. of Mich. 


F. U. Lake, 1912. 


K. 


2_ 


Trinity, N. C. 


II. F. Searight, 1914. 


K. 


2. 


U. of Texas. 


W. A. Teasley, 1914. 


K. 


x 1 


Alpha Tau. 


C. Ridgely, 191 1. 


K. 


<I>. 


( )mega. 


S. K. Day, 191 1. 


©. 


A. X. 


Lafayette College. 


J. G. Venter, 191 1. 


©. 


s. 


Alabama, Nu. 


L. B. Ard, 191 1. 


2. 


A. E. 


Union University. 


M. W. Callahan, 19T4. 




A. E. 


Rensselaer Poly. 



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Name. 


Frat. 


( J-IAPTER. 


M. C. Cheek, i < > i x . 


2. 


A. E. 


University of Ky. 


E. Le R. Gayhart, 191 3. 


V 


A. E. 


< )hio Rho. 


D. R. Lee, 1913. 


V_ 


A. E. 


Kentucky Kappa. 


\\ . W. Meek, 1913. 


2. 


A. E. 


Tennessee Kappa. 


C. Newton, 1911. 


5 


A. E. 


Virginia. 


M. S. Tisdale, 19 12. 


■s; 


A. E. 


Minnesota Alpha. 


R. II. English, 191 1. 


2. 


N. 


Gamma Alpha. 


V. C. Griffin, Jr., 1912. 


2 


N. 


Alabama Theta. 


C. W. McNair, [912. 


2. 


N. 


Gamma Alpha. 


E. L. Vanderkloot, 1913. 


v 


N. 


Gamma Beta. 


C. G. McCord, 191 1. 


^ 


A. 


Colorado A. & M. 


VV. T. Cochran, 1913. 


2 


X. 


University of Ky. 


H. K. Fenn, 19 13. 


2_ 


X. 


Rho Rho. 


P. Rodes, 1913. 




X. 


University of Ky. 


C. H. Want, 191 3. 


K 


X. 


De Pauw. 


O. W. Bagby, 191 2. 


*. 


r. a. 


Zeta Phi. 


H. T. Dickinson, 1914. 


*. 


r. a. 


Nu. 


J. Garnett, 191 1. 


<3E>. 


r. a. 


Rho Chi. 


J. W. McClaran, 1911. 


<S>. 


r. a. 


Rho 2nd. 


H. C. Van Valzah, 1913. 


*. 


r. a. 


Zeta. 


R. W. Cary, 1914. 


*. 


A. ©. 


Missouri Alpha. 


R. A. Dyer, 1914 


*. 


A. ©. 


Williams College. 


T. J. Doyle, 1914. 


*. 


A. ©. 


Nebraska Alpha. 


S. G. Strickland, 191 1. 


<t: 


A. ©. 


Georgia Alpha. 


M. B. Arnold, 1914. 


*. 


K. *. 


Missouri Alpha. 


R. Asserson, 1913. 


$. 


K. *. 


Brooklyn Poly. 


W. H. O'Brien, 191 1. 


$• 


K. *. 


De Pauw U. 


B. B. Ralston, 1914. 


$>. 


K. *. 


Ohio State University 


S. A. Wilson, 1912. 


$. 


K. *. 


Rhode Island Alpha. 


T. S. King, 191 1. 


Z. 


^. 


Iota. 




401 




402 




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BOB ENGLISH had just finished telling us the story of the two mokes who had a fight 
over the question of whether Jack Okie was a First Classman or a Youngster, Jimmie 
Gromer, the collision mat, had for the third time trained the fan on his bed and turned 
in, Curry had finished the fifteenth page of his daily letter, Bub Hicks had reported that Mr. 
Hannigan was turned in securely for the night, Heinie had completed his indicator cards and 
had taken off his "steaming whites," "Our locker" had been duly rough-housed, Joe Blackwell 
had been gagged so he could not tell us of his experiences in London, Chesty had just finished 
"pestling" Cit, George had gone up to take a final look at the grease marks before turning in, 
the Teddy Bear had chased out in search of a certain little animal which was continually wan- 
dering forth, Wood had put the fifth and last hammock stretcher into his "flat swing," Bobbie 
Griffin was raving over the last pretty bather he had seen, Sammie had been down to borrow a 
suit of pajamas, Jack Reeves was playing the piano, Snick was raving over the fine white cider 
of Marseilles, Paul had just been in to tell us who was on the pap for the next day — in fact, 
everything was assuming its regular course in the starboard steerage, when Bub piped up and 
said : "They tell me George Murray is trying to get an action through so that we can draw 
that $30 mess entrance fee." "Yes," said Casey, "there's about as much chance for that as 
there is for Christmas leave for the First Class." 

"For goodness sake knock off and turn in; don't you suppose some of us have to stand mid- 
watches?" This from the only made-up bunk, in the N. E. upper corner, where Rief was "peace- 
fully" waiting for quiet and darkness. 

Maggie McGehee enters. "Now, fellows, please turn in. We're right next to the ward 
room, an' some o' those officers might come in here." 

Chorus : "Say, Maggie, did you know that Shorty and Jo Jo and Jay and Kasey are play- 
ing poker in that coat room?" Maggie beats it. 

Reuben enters. "Say, fellows, do any of you know anything about some hymn books that 
were lost? I brought 500 of them on the cruise, and I can only find 497 of them now." 

Chorus : "Sure ! Jimmy Gromer has one, Froggv has one, and Wood has the other. Good 
night!" 

Rief (from upper N. E. corner) : "I'm going to sleep on deck after this. This damned 
steerage smells bad anyhow." 



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FOREWORD. 



in an infinitesimal measure, fill a long- 



THE author, in preparing this treatise, feels that it wil 
felt want among the under classmen. 
It must be thoroughly understood that the operator need not be brilliant, or exceedingly 
crafty, but he must possess an average amount of common sense, so that should the Officer- 
in-Charge put in an appearance, no false move or undue signs of agitation will lead to sus- 
picions or moral certainties on the part of the inspecting officer. Furthermore, no mention is made 
of tendencies induced when the wind blows from the opposite side of the building. The ease with 
which a window across the hall may be raised, thus causing a strong draft, is already too well-known 
to the veriest novice. 

To the Discipline Department this manuscript is affec- 
tionately dedicated. 

DEFINITIONS. 

Tendency: That form of air-current, natural or induced, 
which, when directed in the proper manner, will completely 
scavenge a room of smoke. 

Deflector: Any kind of plane or curved surface, such that 
when tilted at the proper angle, will be highly instrumental 
in directing a tendency. 

Radiator: That which produces heat. 

Heat: That form of energy which, when applied, pro- 
duces the sensation commonly known as heat. 

Window: That which must be kept open, even in zero 
weather, thus causing water to freeze, cracking pitcher, and 
incidentally boosting the profits of the Store. 

CHAPTER I. 

In this chapter tendencies will be dealt with when there 
is no natural means of producing them. In other words, the 
outside air is perfectly still, the day is calm, and conducive to 
the O. C.'s staying in his room, holding down that green 
Morris chair. A good strategic move, and one that is always 
appreciated, is to "have the Officer of the Day place aPolice 
Gazette within arm's reach of said chair. It not only insures 
the O. C.'s staying in his room, but also puts him in a happy 
state of mind should he subsequently inspect. However, 
such details as this are left to the fumoid. The best advice 
that can be given is to study the O. C. It does not take an 
intelligent observer long to become familiar with his move- 
ments, and to arrange the stage-settings accordingly. 

Axiom I. A First Classman always has a good tendency. 

Axiom 2. No fear may be entertained when the O. C. 
is at the ball-game. 




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Corollary. No tendency need be rigged under this condition. 



PROBLEM I. 
To rig a tendency in winter, no outside air stirring 

Bend boar^t a shfne eC a t0 n _Ca, K^ 0ard ' ab ° Ut l8 > by 24 in " answers best - 
k , Doar ? to , sh ape— a hyperbolic curve gives the best results This should 

be placed in the window, concave side inboard, so that tangent to poin two 
of C smoi r T af | he mner .^ is horizontal. In this position alt upward curreSs 
of smoke-laden air will be projected out of the window, as in Fig 7 
r„r,; In this position, using the above dimensions, the focus of the 

curve comes about over the center of maximum velocity and teat intensity 
of the upward projected currents. We may assume that all narticles of rl e 
a forementioned current rise in parallel lines. Upon striking 5 the deflector 
they are reflected toward the focus, and as the focus is at the point of great- 
est movement, the air after passing through point F (focus) will rfcefve 
SSSSa^SS' 'n'r 111 be K th --n with grea't force from the room n 
interesting point which maybe brought out in connection with this is that 

Sle/^hVh l n °Vf ° Ut ° f ?5 Wind ,° w aS thou ^ h the whoIe orifice were 
„M u lf ' but , wlH be Projected from the focus in a small cylindrical stream 
giadually expanding into a cone. This last is due to the phenomena o 'inter- 
ference with which the operator is doubtless familiar 

the deflecfnf ZTtl" P , a . rticl . es £• B, and C after having been reflected from 
tne deflector, and travelling in their respective paths AF, BF and CF The 

and^SN' 11 rn°on their d . lrecti t °" S r l S ° lve int °' from A ' 0S a "d SM ;1ron C, OS 
nr, t, ,i P ° n , meetln ?. at lH - th e opposing components MS and NS being 
practically equal, neutralize each other so that every molecule thu? retains 
its component parallel to BF, and is acted upon by that alone pa, tint a 
motion from point F along the line BF. Thus every particle iSu h a 

V & A ■ ° , Pa f S thr ° Ugh F ' and is Projected from F along BF forms L hi" 
cylindrical stream. ° ' 1UJIUb d ln iri 

Note. Means for producing upward currents ' D ' 

In winter, the radiators (see definition) are conveniently placed and 
form the best source of thermodynamic energy. In summer, however the e 
will not answer, but the fumoid need not beat a loss, as properly directed 

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flector in an opposite window. The 
concentrated rays soon heat the 
plate, which gives rise to convec- 
tion currents acting similarly to 
those used with the ordinary radi- 
ator. In the evening no sun-light 
is available, but an electric flat- 
iron (the lights being turned on 
about six o'clock) suspended in the 
place occupied by the plate, will 
serve equally well. Care should 
be taken, however, not to blow out 
any fuses, as this would interfere 
with some other fellow's rig for a 
tendency. 




F,e 2. 




CHAPTER H. 

It is the earnest endeavor of 
the author to set forth in this 
chapter the ease witii which a ten- 
dency can be procured on windy 
days. As mentioned before, if the 
wind does not blow in your win- 
dows, but out of them from across 
the hall, it is so easy to get a ten- 
dency that but few take advantage 



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of it, and resort to towers, First R*n.«i 

Class rooms, shower-baths, and 

the roof. These tactics, how- 
ever, are not looked upon favor- 
ably by the select few who 
would rather be cits than not. 

PROBLEM II. 

To produce a tendency with 
the wind blowing at an angle to 
the outside wall. 

Say that the wind is blow- 
ing with a force P per square 
inch on the outside wall, and at 
an angle m with it First, leave 
the transom open, but place 
cardboard sheets between it and 
the jamb, so that no air can go 
out through it. Externally, the 
transom appears open, and a 
dead ringer for a pap is thus 
eliminated. Open window A 

(Fig. 4) wide, so that a full blast ' w.ndov* a -~w.de op^ . v.,'r,jo«$ - hoij »|.« n . 

of air can enter. Now open 

window B half way, preferably " "' 

from the top. Say the dimensions of the wide-open window are a and b, then the open area is equal 
to Y> ab. Area of window B is %. ab. It can readily lac seen by anyone who has studied under Pro- 
fessor Smith, that the pressure at A is Yz Pab, while at B it is only % Pab. Thus we have two forces 
opposed, transmission being gained by air in the room, one force twice the magnitude of the other. 
Pb will thus be overpowered, and we will have a flux in the opposite direction with a pressure of "4 
Pa X ab. Consequently, with air entering at A and passing out at B, a continuous draught will be 
caused through the room. This draught, however, will not be propagated in right lines, but will take 
the form of a whirl (Fig. 4). The fumoid should stand at the point marked x. No care need now be 
exercised, as exhaled smoke being breathed into the rotating atmosphere of the room soon acquires 
sufficient centrifugal force to throw it from the center into the rapidly revolving air currents which 
eventually find their way out of window B. 

This system can sometimes be made much more effective if combined with the thermo-dynamic 
method. However, it is left for the persons utilizing these ideas to combine them to the best advan- 
tage. Should anything happen, or the arrangements be found faulty, do not blame the systems 
herein set down, as they have all been tried and found most efficient. Rather look for something 
wrong in your combination of them. 





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FIFTY years ago, 1S61, marked an important event in the history of the Academy, for it was then that 
the Civil War commenced, on the eve of the graduation of the Class of '61. There were Acting Mid- 
shipmen here at this time from all sections of the country. Those from the Southern States resigned 
and cast in their lot with the Confederacy. In this lapse of fifty years many changes have taken 
place; the standard lias been raised, and the discipline made more rigid. In the '50's, the four years' 
course was much easier than now. yet the Academy turned out brilliant officers, such as Sampson, 
Philips, Cushing, Stone, Comstock (who fell in battle). Hicks, Picking and Carnes, some of whom dropped 
out on account of the war. 

When the Class of '61 entered the Academy, they had 97 members. "When they had advanced to the First 
Class, but 35 remained — a fraction under 47 per cent. This was the largest First Class for years. The Class 
of '59 had but 20, those of '57 and '58 but 15 each. In the '50's the entrance examinations were so element- 
ary that to-day a schoolboy of ten years could pass them, while the entrance examination to-day would have 
passed the candidate into the Third Class. A notable case is that of Rear-Adrniral A. T. Hahan, who entered 
with the Third Class, and graduated in three years. 

The Class of '61 was reduced by the resignation of fourteen of its members. The late Rear-Admiral W. 
'I". Sampson was the leader of the class, but he had a strong competitor in S. G. Stone, of Alabama. The 
first year the standing was: Sampson, 5; Stone, 1. The second year, Sampson, 1: Stone, 2. The third year, 
Sampson, 1; Stone. 2. It was a source of great regret to Sampson that Stone did not stay to complete the 
course, for while they were rivals in standing, they were warm friends. Stone resigned in January, 1861. 
His departure was quite touching, and the following incident will show how he stood in the estimation of his 
class. 

The night lie was to leave it was proposed to have a class meeting (there was no class president in 
those days). The class met in one of the rooms, and the "Pipe of Peace," a large powhatan pipe with a long 
reed stem, was passed around, each man taking a puff, and as some had never smoked before, they felt its 
effects. This pipe of peace, with a few words deploring the cause, pledged each to the other that should any- 




VIF.W FROM THE FRONT OF MIDSHIPMEN'S QUARTERS. 



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MIDSHIPMAN W. T. 

'61. 



SAMPSON, 



IP. ADGUSTDS W. SMITH, FROM 
WHOM THE DEPARTMENT IS 
NOW CALLED "SKINNY." 



ACTING MIDSHIPMAN WILLIAM PRANK 
STEWART, '61. 



one by the fortune of war become a prisoner in the, hands of a classmate, he should be taken care of properly. 
After this ceremony was over, the class formed into two ranks, starting from Building 9, Stribling Row, 
Sampson leading, with Stone on his arm, and took up the march to the main entrance, singing, "Farewell, fare- 
well, 'tis a lonely sound." As they passed the Commandant's house, he came out and said, "What is the 
meaning of this rioting on Sunday night, gentlemen?" "Not rioting, sir," replied Sampson, "only bidding our 
classmate a sad farewell." "Go ahead, gentlemen," was the reply, and the song was continued until the gate 
was reached. The parting was affecting. I may mention that after the Civil War Stone's son graduated at 
the Academy with a very high standing, and is considered a fine officer. 

The contrasts of to-day and fifty years ago are great and varied. In the matter of uniforms, the Acting 
Midshipman then had but two uniforms — the full dress and the working suit, the latter being worn only on 
board ship. The dress jacket had a rolling collar, with gold foul anchors. Except on drill or parade, the 
jacket was not required to be buttoned. A waistcoat of low cut, or one that buttoned well up, was worn 
w r ith either a standing or turned-down collar, with ties to suit the fancy of the wearer. In summer the uni- 
form was "white pantaloons and straw hats." What a sight the Brigade would be to-day! Yet then it looked 
all right. It is all in getting accustomed to things. 

The First Class were allowed to wear beards. Several of the Class of '61 had whiskers or moustaches. 
The late Frank Stewart, who lost his life when the Oneida was run down, had a beautiful black beard. 
There was no restriction as to length of hair. Cushing wore his hair at times so long as to reach his 
shoulders. The company officers generally wore white kid gloves on parade, especially if there were many 
of the fair sex looking on. 

Recitation periods were about as they are now, but with few instructors and large sections, about twenty 
midshipmen in each, it was impossible for each middy to recite every day in the week. Boy-like, they would 
count on the day they would be called on and study accordingly. 

In the '5(Ts there was town ball, cat ball, and sock ball, which were quite exciting games in their day. 
There was also some kind of football, with much kicking and running, but no tackling, and consequently no- 
body hurt. Fencing and boxing were the important athletics. There were no match games with outside teams. 
There was no gym at the Academy. Target practice every Saturday morning at a stationary target, at 1,140 
yards range, gave some excitement. Great attention was paid to sailing races. A man who could put his 
boat alongside the wharf under sails as neatly as under oars stood high, and some could do it. In these 
days steam was in its infancy and electricity hardly known. 

The practice cruise was always to foreign waters. The ship did not return to the Academy until the last 
day of September. During the four years at the Academy there was only one leave. The new Second Class 
was given leave from the end of one academic year until the beginning of the next, while the new First and 
Third Classes took the summer cruise in a small sloop of war (ship rig) of about 700 tons burden. The 
cruises extended to England. France, Gibraltar, Spain, and the "Western Islands. On one cruise the ship, in 
running dow r n the coast of Africa to catch the trade winds, went too far south, and lay becalmed in the horse 
latitudes for two weeks. It was forty-five days after she left the Azores before she sighted the Capes of the 
Chesapeake. It was supposed she was lost, as the trip out had been made in eighteen days, and many of the 
parents sent heartbroken letters of inquiry to the Superintendent. 

In some respects, in the '50's the discipline was more severe than now. Two offences were almost certain 
dismissal — drunkenness and frenching. The greatest number of demerits given for one offence was ten. 




VIEW FROM DOORSTEPS OF SUPERINTENDENT S HOUSE. 



LOVERS' LANE. 



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SEAMANSHIP I > EPA RT WENT. 



IiRESS PARADE: 



The word "hazing" was not known at the Academy in the '50's. It was called running, or practical 
jokes, some of the latter being quite serious at times. The writer, living in Nebraska in the '70's, opened 
his Baltimore paper and saw the headlines "Hazing at the Naval Academy." He had to look up his diction- 
ary to find out the meaning of the word. 

In the early years of the Academy, after the four year course was adopted, the title of the students was 
Acting Midshipman. They became Midshipmen at graduation. After a two years' cruise and examination they 
became Passed Midshipmen. Then, as vacancies occurred, they were promoted to the grades, successively, of 
Master, Lieutenants, etc. Some time after the Civil War the title of the students was changed to Cadet Mid- 
shipman, then to Naval Cadet, and it was only recently restored to that of Midshipman — much to the delight 
of the service. 

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nate Saturday afternoons. There were no conduct gra 
serious offence, he could be restricted to his quarters o 
any time out of study hours. I have known many of t 
from tattoo to taps. The use of tobacco was prohibit 
side the limits, unless he gave a pledge to discontinu 
outside for a year or more, while some who took the p 
could not study without a chew or a smoke. 

The usual dances took place during the academic y 
there was a semi-annual ball, but I do not recall the J 
dances in the fencing hall. The Acting Midshipmen al 

With congratulations to the Class of 1911 on finish 

Sincerely 



STRIBLING ROW, QUARTERS FOR STUDENTS, 1851-1900. 

des, but if one was under suspension, or guilty of any 
r i lie grounds. They could visit officers' quarters at 
hem to visit their lady friends in that little half hour 
ed. Anyone caught was restricted, and not allowed out- 
e its use. Many never took the pledge, and did not go 
ledge asked to have it recalled, as they felt that they 

ear. They were called soirees, not hops. I believe 
une ball. On Saturday nights there were also stag 
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SOCKLESS (with sextant and star telescope) : Gee! Guess I'll have to turn this thing up- 
side down. 

Goodman (to British taxi driver) : Take me to Pillidickey Square. 
Happy: The meal pennant should always be hoisted when coaling ship. 

Will D. (giving Newton's First Law of Motion) : Two things cannot occupy the same space 
at the same time. 

Jimmy C. : Sir, will you please give me the specific gravity of water on the sun? 

Clew : If I were in a steamer passing an officer, why — why I'd stop the engines and toss oars. 

Urey : See that the men handle the oars with the muscles of their arms. 

Shorty O. : The Dipping-lug rig greatly aids in the felicity of tacking. 

Mr. S. : Air. Stone, why did you assume that yard stick as three feet long? 

Peewee H. : Sir, if you fire all the 12 in. battery on a broadside, wouldn't the ship turn turtle? 

Titus (asked for his Seamanship mark) : And a half — two! 

Sockless (asked in Ordnance about hang-fires) : Yes, sir. Miss-fires and hang-overs are 
very dangerous. 

Dutch : A warrant machinist wears three gold balls on his collar, sir. 

Red: Yes, sir. You have to have a G. M. T. so as to have something to apply the chronometer 
correction to. 

Dick F. : The patient may be given stimulants and hot bricks. 

Jimmy G. (looking for the ball- fight in Marseilles) : Pardon, Monsieur, 
mais on est la guerre des vaches? 

Bob E. : Si, sehor, elle me tiene frits, which means "she is hot after 
me." 

Mose : The signal for reserve speed at night is a red light at the yard- 
arm. 

Jimmy T. : This proves that battleships should be so built that when 
they are all shot to pieces they will still hang together. 





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THE service stripes in the Brigade at present, placed 
end to end. would reach a distance of 7,874 feet, 
or 1.3 miles; or, made into a long band, they would 
go completely around the Delaware eight times. 



The socks used in the Brigade in four years, 
placed end to end, would extend over 'j'] miles — to 
Washington and back. 







The combined weight of the midshipmen is 
108,750 pounds, or 480 tons — 704 pounds more 
than the weight of the edition of the Lucky Bag. 



If they stood, one man on the head of the next, they would make a column 
4,060 feet high, overlapping by 175 feet a column of seven Washington monu- 
ments. 

The energy expended in heart action by the Brigade 
during one day would lift one ton to a height of 90,000 feet, 
or over 17 miles, or would lift the First Division of the 
Atlantic Fleet one foot above the surface of the water. 

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The pages of the books on the First Classmen's book shelves ^1 ^^^i^s^^\ 

would cover an area of 130,327,200 square inches, equal to 2,747 f^jx^J ^^^^^ 
acres, or about five square miles, the total area r^s^^Sg^'S^J 
comprised within the city limits of Newport 

The brooms in quarters, placed end to end, would overlap a column of 
Eiffel Towers by 262 feet. 

The sheets on the beds and in the lockers 
in Quarters, sewed end to end, would stretch ( 
30,450 feet — the length of sixty Utahs — or % 
would cover an area of 175,450 square feet, or 
four acres. 




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One Midshipman, in marching to recitations during the four years of 
his course, walks 2,080,000 yards, or 1,125 miles. Walking in relays, the 
Brigade during the course could cover 843,750 miles — a distance of more 
than three times that between the moon and the earth. 



During the course the Brigade at infantry and artillery drills marches 
512,000 miles, or more than 23 times around the earth. 





The two-cent stamps used by the Brigade during the course represent 
$33,000. They would cover an area of 1,237,500 square inches, or 8,594 
square feet, the deck area of the Olympia. 



The meat used by the Brigade during one year weighs over 149 tons. This 
represents about 216 average steers. 





The sheets of scratch paper used by the Brigade in the four years' 
course would cover 414,720,000 square inches, or over 66 acres. They 
would cover the sides of Bancroft Hall from top to bottom, with over 
10,000 square feet left over. 



The books and exam pads the Brigade purchases during the course 
cost $122,000.54. In pennies, this sum would make a pile 101,852 feet 
high, or a continuous string 509,260 feet long — two round trips to 
Baltimore. 




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THE LAWS OF THE NAVY. 

N,ozv this is the law of the jungle. — Kipling. 

Now these are the laws of the Navy, 

Unwritten and varied they be, 

And he that is wise will observe them, 

Going down in his ship to the sea ; 

As naught may outrun the destroyer, 

Even so with the law and its grip, 

For the strength of the ship is the Service. 

And the strength of the Service the ship. 

Take heed what ye say of your rulers. 
Be your words spoken softly or plain, 
Lest a bird of the air tell the matter, 
And so shall ye hear it again. 
If ye labour from morn until even. 
And. meet with reproof for your toil, 
It is well that the gun be humbled, 
The compressor must check the recoil. 

On the strength of one link in the cable, 
Dependeth the might of the chain ; 
Who knows when thou mayest be tested ? 
So live that thou bearest the strain. 

When the ship that is tired returneth, 

With the signs of the sea showing plain, 

.Men place her in dock for a season, 

And her speed she reneweth again ; 

So shalt thou, lest perchance thou grow weary 

In the uttermost parts of the sea, 

Pray for leave for the good of the Service, 

As much and as oft as may be. 

Count not upon certain promotion, 

But rather to gain it aspire, 

Though the sight line shall end on the target, 

There cometh perchance a misfire. 

Canst follow the track of the dolphin, 
Or tell where the sea swallows roam, 
Where leviathan taketh his pastime. 
What ocean he calleth his own ? 
Even so with the words of thy rulers, 
And the orders those words shall convex'. 
Every law is as naught beside this one : 
"Thou shalt not criticise, but obey." 

Saith the wise, "Now may I know their purpose" 
These acts without wherefore or why. 
Stays the fool but one moment to question, 
And the chance of his life passeth by. 
If ye win through an African jungle, 
Unmentioned at home in the press. 
Heed it not: no man seeth the piston, 
But it driveth the ship none the less. 



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Do they growl? it is well, be thou silent 

So that work goeth forward amain, 

Lo ! the gun throws her shot to a hair's breadth, 

And shouteth, yet none shall complain. 

Do they growl and the work be retarded? 

It is ill, speak! whatever their rank; 

The half-loaded gun also shouteth, 

But can she pierce armor with blank? 

Doth the paintwork make war with the funnels? 

( )r the decks to the cannon complain? 

Nay! they know that some soap or a scraper 

Unites them as brothers again. 

So ye, being heads of departments, 

Do your growl with a smile on your lip, 

Lest ye strive and in anger be parted, 

And lessen the might of your ship. 

Dost deem that thy vessel needs gilding. 
And the dockyard forbear to supply? 
Place thy hand in thy pOcket and gild her; 
There be these who have risen thereby. 

Dost think in a moment of anger 

'Tis well with thy seniors to fight? 

They prosper who burn in the morning 

The letters they wrote overnight ; 

For some there be shelved and forgotten. 

With nothing to thank for their fate, 

But that, on a mere half-sheet of foolscap, 

A fool "had the honor to state." 

1 f the fairway be crowded with shipping, 
Beating homeward the harbour to win, 
It is meet that, lest any should suffer, 
The steamers pass cautiously in ; 
So thou, when thou nearest promotion, ' 
And the peak that is gilded is nigh, 
Give heed to thy words and thy actions, 
Lest others be wearied thereby. 

It is ill for the winners to worry, 
Take thy fate as it comes with a smile, 
And when thou art safe in the harbour. 
They will envy, but may not revile. 
Uncharted the rocks that surround thee, 
Take heed that the channels thou learn, 
Lest thy name serve to buoy for another 
That shoal — the court martial's return. 

Though a Harveyized belt may protect her, 
The ship bears the scar on her side ; 
It is well if the court shall acquit thee; 
'Twere best hadst thou never been tried. 
As the wave rises char to the hawse pipe, 
Washes aft, and is lost in the wake, 
So shalt ye drop astern, all unheeded, 
Such time as the law ve forsake. 



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THE .MIDDY S DREAM. 




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In the presence of the immediate 
family and a few close friends. Miss 
Sara Coover, one of the prettiest girls 
of Harrisburg's younger set and Wil- 
liam. Van Courtlandt Brandt, of St. Au- 
g-jstlne. Fla., were united in marriage 
last evening at 8.30 o'clock at the home 
of the bride's cousin, Mrs. Douglas 
Eugene Dismukes, wife of. 
Commander Dismukes/ 



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Call me 


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Morris 


Blondie 


Wells 


Fat 


Dan 


Sloboom 


Pinkie 


Peca 


Henry 


Farmer 


Mose 


Rube 


Scott 


Puggie 


Walter 


Stoneface 


Bish 


Maggie 


Holmes 


Sis 


Franz 


Baldy 


Jack 


Golly Ding 


Frank 


Beak 


Peter 


Man 


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1 [arvey 


Mr. Murray 


< lei irge 


P. 


( !onrad 


Pub 


T. 


Da Da 


Herbic 


Love 


Charles 


Bill 


Yen 


Hanson 


Bill 


Bonehead 


Hen 


Stum}) 


Bob 


1 [andsome 


Red 


Bobbie B. A. 


Loo 


Lignum Vitoe 


Millie 


Heinie 


Bob 


Lizzie 


Alex 


King- 


Dick 


Camel 


Smitty 


Teddy Bear 


Boothie 


Nell " 


Reuben 


Suey 


Pamp 


Billiken 


Louie 


Pit-a-pat 


Willie 


Doc 


Joe 


Rough-neck 


Frank 


Slew foot 


Amos 


Halfwit 


Stork 


Legs 


Van 


Kink 


Jay 


Yid 


Nix 


Glenn Fusser 


Hard Guy 


Tookus 


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HE Editor was in a decidedly bad humor. Dinner was just over, it was 
Saturday night, and there was no athletic meet to while away the evening 
He rolled a skag, and having lighted it, shifted lazily into his bath-robe 
and seated himself at the table. There was lots to be done, but ideas did 
not flow easily. He leaned back in his chair, and gazed hopefully at 
the ceiling. 

The door opened, and in came Johnny with a bunch of the Pos- 
sums. Everybody rolled one after a careless greeting, and soon the 
chairs were full about the radiator. Mac came in with a guitar, fol- 
lowed shortly by Jack Reeves with a mandolin. Pete came in with a 
scag already lighted. Others came in by twos and threes, and content 
with the presence of a good company, subsided into places about the 
deck. The conditions were excellent. The Editor lowered his gaze, 
and tried to start something. 

The musical instruments tinkled softly ; the room was blue with 
smoke. Xobody seemed to care about liberty, for it was drizzling 
outside, and rather cold. The low hum of conversation filled the 
room, broken occasionally by a laugh from the bunch who were baiting 

the Teddy Bear. The Editor gave the high sign to 
Dick Field, and that gentleman, coming nobly to the 
front, coughed loudly to draw attention. 

"Say, Chief, did I ever tell you that story about 
a mid-watch 1 had doing duty as Junior Officer of the 
Deck last summer?" Everyone hauled chairs around, 
for Dick tells a good yarn. "No? Well, it was this 
way. It was cold and clamp, but the sea was calm, and 
only a dark blotch and a little lieht 

o 

showed the ship ahead. Then suddenly I 
heard the Officer of the Deck say: 'Quar- 
termaster! Quartermaster! Go below and tell 
the master-at-arms to send that ward-room boy 




"pete came in." 




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up here — the one I detailed for this watch. Oh, here you 
are : ah, Pedro. 5 
" 'Yissa.' 

" 'Go below and make toast and eoft'ee. Make enough 
toast and coffee for — er, er (looking at me gazingly long- 
ingly at Pedro) — oh. ah, Pedro, make toast and coffee for 
two !' 

" Tissa.' 

" 'Ah. that's fine,' I said to myself. 'These watches 
are really exhilarating when one can get warm inside.' 
Whereupon, I went over and braced up the lookouts, told 
the quartermaster to get on his course, and prepared myself 
generally for toast and coffee. Pedro returned with the 
toast and coffee, and I, not to appear too eager, walked over to the end of the bridge, took my 
glass and scanned the horizon. On training my glass back to the bridge I observed my senior 
very happy with a big supply of toast and coffee. 1 watched that toast and coffee for two dis- 
appear, my spirits going down with it, and the next time I will expect nothing unless I hear 'toast 
and coffee for four." " 

This sally put everyone in a good humor, and much wit was expended on three guesses. The 
talk naturally turned on the Iowa, and Ellis asked what that story was they heard about Snick 
Keller. Hoddy unrolled himself from a position over the radiator and came down with this one: 
"On the occasion of our first official recognition as tanks and general containers for efferves- 
cent joy sparkles. Snick had the misfortune to be one of the party. It was at the American Con- 
sul's garden party in Marseilles, and as you all will remember we had one peach of a time. The 

buffet in a far away corner was a -most pleasant spot, and it was well 
crowded with midshipmen, an officer squeezing in whenever possible. 
Snick was there, getting all the pleasure possible out of strawberry 
glace and lettuce sandwiches, glancing with mixed envy and scorn at 
his more hardened classmates, who were apparently getting much 
pleasure out of the pale, sparkling stuff which the gallons were serving 
so inexhaustibly. Just then the Iowa's joyful navigator remarked to a 
midshipman near Snick, 'This is first-rate white cider, isn't it?" 'What's 
this," thought Snick, 'surely there's no harm in white cider!" So he 
tried it, and attributed the new taste to the difference between Omaha 
and Marseilles. What a man likes he takes, and I'm right here to tell 
you that that night when we returned to the ship, Snick was the 
pride of the bunch. But, oh, the remorse! Do you think I ever twit 
'"© Snick about it? Nothin' regurgitating." 

Hoddy bowed deeply, and Ellis thanked him with true feeling 
for the clear and true version of the story. Operations were sus- 




425 




pended for a while to listen to a duologue between Jack Mclvin 
and Bubber Scott over in the corner. 
"Hey, Bubber!" 



"Quel est? Hey, Melvin, how de In 



?" 



DAD BURN MA SOUL 



"Pretty po, Bubber, frappez la tete!" 
"Sobre la cabeza, Dad burn ma soul!" 
"How do yon like ma trousers? Dey're not too short 
fob me, I'm just in 'em tco far, clat's all. Man, did you 
see that lady wid me at dat last hop? Umph ! Sweetheart, let 
yoh eyelashes mingle wid mine ! Bubber, dat lady say to me, 
she say, 'Hold me, sweetheart, or I'll fly away. Hon, you ain't 
nothin' ef you ain't light on yoh feet!' ' 
Both together, "Dad huni ma soul !" 

This brought down the house, and Jack was pushed to 
the front for a speech. With his characteristic bow, he stepped 
forward, and handed out these in rapid succession : 
"You know that pore Ole Hagen. Yes! Well, he's coped with so many troubles during 
his life that new they call him Copenhagen. Keep quiet over there, C. 0., or I'll tell 'em about 
that trip to Xew York. Yes, and I recollect long ago Youngster Cruise on the Chi, how Puggy 
saw Mark Larimer roving about the deck, and going over to him, says, 'Come into my Den-mark' ; 
and 'Are you Bizi-mark," and how Bish— But here the bunch could stand no more, and for 

a few moments rough-house reigned until the punster was put under the table. 

The recollection of the old Chicago brought back recollections to some of the boys of how 
every time we went in swimming, people would beg Sesh-boy to go in and give somebody a 
show for a medal like Chappie Shea's. Titus Oates remembered an excited spectator in the 
Norwich parade, who yelled out, "Them's the middleshipmens from Indianapolis," and Jack 
O'Brien, getting into the spirit of the thing, came across with this: 

"What I remember best about the old Chi was her good old Exec, 
"He made us shine bright-work until 
we were nearly dead, but we got so 
much amusement out of his funny 
way of putting things that it was 
worth while to have been aboard. 
One day, Dick Field cussed out a 
great big ward-ro m boy for piling 
over his table, and Puggy was prop- 
erly sore. Pie called Dick down to 
his room, and gave him the deuce, 
winding up by saying that he hoped 
there would always be the greatest 



he said, reminiscentlv 




42 ti 



good feeling between the midshipmen and the mess 
attendants." Titns, reading a newspaper, smiled 
reminiscently. Jack continued. "McClaran was the 
man who had the biggest grease with Mr. Preston, 
and 1 never heard of him being taken down but nc . 
Mae uttered a soulful 'damn' one day, and Mr. Preston 
heard it. lie rushed up to Mae and seized him by 
the shoulder. 'Mr. McClaran, it you ever have to 
soil your mouth that way again, favor me by going up 
into the eyes of the ship as far as you can, and tell it 
to the sea-gulls, who. can fly away.' You remember 
that, don't you, Mac?" 

This turned the laugh on Mae, who blushed and 
tried to change the subject, lie punched the Teddy 




Bear who was sitting 



him, 



TITUS, READING A NEWSPAPER, SMILED 
REM I NISCENTLY." 




and asked him 

whether the story was true about him that was going 
the rounds of the First Battalion. "You see, Dick was 
in charge of the Fourth Class going to recitation the 
other day, and the O. D. swears that this is what he said: 
'Fourth Class, Squads left. March. Not that way! 
Come back! Turn around! Full step. March. 
Whoa! Stop! Halt! Gangway for the Second Class. 
When I give the -top — order — halt!"' This was so like 
^ T. Bear that everybody started teasing him, and Check 
took out his pipe long enough to add this to the con- 



fusion of tongues : 
"I'm Booth, say kid, me with the hair, 

Big gruff devil and Teddy Bear. 
Pride of the Possums, Arcturus, 'yess' do, 

Oh, yes, I'm Booth, where did I meet you." 
In the laugh that followed this Ford mumbled, "Yes. And 1 remember 
that when we were going from Gib. to Funchal about July 15, every diary 
on the Iowa finished up with: 'And. Teddy Bear dipped the Ensign.'' As 
this incident came home to the "bunch," Dick was rushed under the table 
with Jack Melvin to repent his sins. Dick Field had fallen into a remorse- 
ful mood as the evening progressed, and Jo took time out to get his picture. 
Jay Kerley, off in a corner, had been holding off a bunch who were 
busy trying to lead out his pet animal, and when he had about given out, he 
tried a new tack. "You can kid me all you want," he said, "but I don't 
think I will get as sore as Sock Morgan did last Leave. He was walking 




427 




FIELD WAS IN A REMORSEFUL MOOD. 



down the main street in Camden, Arkansas, 
with one of the village belles. Two old ladies 
were walking just behind them, and suddenly 
he overheard a scrap of their conversation. 
One old lady nudged the other, and said, 
'She'll do well to get him. He'll be an ad- 
miral some day.' You ought to hear Sock 
tell that story!" 

The Editor felt it was about time that he 
was adding something to the excitement, and 
reaching in his drawer, drew out a note-book 




in which he had copied some choice remarks which 
had been put on the board in Section rooms. 

Red Erwin : Oh ! the Navy Regulations ! Yessir, 
they say that a battleship can't always do it, but that 
they can do it sometimes. 

Bobby Doyle : A ship owes allegiance to the port 
in which she is in. Also the captain does also. Under 
no circumstances shall he offer asylum under any cir- 
cumstances, also merchant vessels, too. 

Local Mean Time is the average of all the 
chronometers on the ship. 

All this time Molly had been busy on the other side of the table writing something, and now 
coughed to draw attention. "Check's contribution made me think of this," he said. 

"There was a big Mick named McCaughey. 
He came from Macomb, Illinois. 
He used to be good, 
But it could not be stood ; 
Now he's just like the average boy." 
While McCaughey was busy trying to put Molly under the 
table, Norm Scott removed his calabash pipe and asked people if 
they remembered that one on George Murray. "It was this way," 
he said. "George went up to the telephone girl at the Cecil while 
we were in London, and said, 'Now, my name is Murray, 
M-u-r-r-a-y, Midshipman in the United States Navy. I'm stopping 




428 



at the Hotel Ritz, my home is in Boston, and 1 want a very nice walking-stick — a cane, you 
know. 1 want this cane, and want it right away! Hotel Ritz, R-i-t-z!' I told you I was 
going to get that in mi you, George." 

"My saying 'No thank you," when yon asked me to have another skag," remarked Jrish, 
taking an inhale on a fresh cigarette, "reminds me that some Midshipmen I know are getting 
awfully absent-minded. Hinck was out in town the other day, and just as he was passing 
around State Circle, met Mr. Fenner and his wife, and in quite an off-hand way, came up to a 
salute, and said 'First Grade, Sir.' No, Mr. Fenner didn't say 'Very good.' " 

"Well, that isn't as bad as Dick's going out in town the other day when the uniform was 
overcoats, and forgetting to put on his blouse," said Monk Read. "It certainly is lucky that his 
head is glued on, for he sure has kept IToddy busy thinking for two." 

Bill Simons was tickled at this, and with a wary glance at E>ick to see if he was unrolling his 
good right arm, told this one: "Last year, when the minstrel show came oft', Bubber was one 
of the ushers. As usual, the Masqueraders were playing to a full house, and ladies were coming 
in faster than the ushers could handle them. Bubber rushed up to a seat that was filled with 
early arrivals among the midshipmen, and talking faster than he could think, as he usually does, 
asked them to clear out and give the ladies their seats. Some of them did, hut Dick, who 
was sitting on the furthest end from Bubber, turned a deaf ear and looked blissfully the other 
way. That night, when they had both returned to their room, Bubber, who had been bubbline 
over with wrath, looked reproachfully at Dick and said, T didn't spec them dem Yanks to get 
up, Dick, but I suttinly spected you to!' But Dick was sound asleep." 

"Speaking of. fool stunts," said the Swede, when 

they had stopped twitting Dick, "do any of you people 

remember that famous statement that Bishop Mc- 

Quarrie put in to Mr. Steele one day? It went some- 

^^^L M^m -#lii thing like this: 'Sir, I respectfully slate in regard to 

■i the report "No towel on rack," that I was absent from 

drill on that date. — Very respectfully, John Doe, [Mid- 
shipman, Second Class.' G. W. is still looking for the 
man that put it in, isn't he, Jack ( ) ?" The Bishop, who 
was reading a magazine with Smitty, looked up, and 
smiled sheepishly. 

About this time, Ubey, who had been over in the 

corner holding an excited debate with himself and 

'the r.isnop smiled sheepishlv." anyone else who would listen as to whether it would 




429 



be best to make the lady's favor at the German a waffle-iron or a 
season ticket to the Grand Opera in Washington, turned loose bis 
fluent vocabulary on the room in general. 

"When 1 was having the June Ball lists taken around last year 
to draw five reluctant plunks from the pockets of all you bloated 
bond-holders, I turned them over for a couple of days to George 
Murray. Ah! You catch my drift, do you, George? Well, when 
I traipsed down to see how he had come out, and to figure up the 
total receipts, I found that George had been shirking his just duties 
scandalouslv, and had only added twenty John Henrys to the list. 
As I was about to take the lists away, a little sore, George had a 
brain-throb. 'Oh, 1 say, just wait a minute; there's the name of a 
man who's a friend of mine. I can get him.' You're a good kid. George, but you sure haven't 
got a business head." 

All this time the Editor had been tearing his hair at a great rate, and now had a big pile 
of notes before him on the table. Someone rose with a yawn, and said it was about time to 
turn in, and as if to echo the sentiment the notes of Tattoo drifted up from the rotunda. 
Hoddy, George, Johnny and Hen Clay put their heads together and started "One more river to 
cross." Everyone chimed in, and as the bunch broke up and dispersed up and down the cor- 
ridor, the scattered refrain was wafted back to cheer the weary Editor on to a two-hour seance 
before he could turn in, his conscientious scruples satisfied. 




THE 




END 



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